The National Tax Agency said that Jose María Enriquez Negreira, former Vice President of the Technical Committee of Arbitrators, Between 2016 and 2019, withdrew large sums of cash to pay third parties who are still unidentified According to El Confidential, he is suspected to be related to the $7 million received from Barcelona.
Treasury inspectors are eyeing cash withdrawals in Negreira worth €550,000 ($589,806) in cash. There are currently no clues as to the whereabouts of the money the former referee used to pay for various services via his Visa card.
According to El Confidential, he spent €150,000 ($160,856) in one year to buy from a third party.Although there are no details on where the money Negreira received from Barça went.
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The Treasury considers it strange for Negreira to spend such an amount in cash, given that the Spanish Football Federation paid for all his accommodation, travel and food expenses.