Spanish Federation Chief Arrested

Angel Maria Villar

The president of the Spanish Football Federation, Angel Maria Villar, was detained by police Tuesday as part of a corruption probe, a judicial source said.

Villar was being held on suspicion of using his position to embezzle funds from the federaion amongst other changes.

Villar’s son Gorka and another federation official were also detained in the probe.

Inigo Mendez de Vigo, a spokesman for the Spanish government, told public television in response to the Villar arrest that “no-one is untouchable and everyone must obey the law.”


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