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Fixed matches: Why LA LIGA referees are under probe

Another corruption scandal has hit La Liga as four senior referees have been accused of corruption.

This comes barely a month after Barcelona was accused of bribing former Vice President of the Technical Committee of Referees, Jose Maria Enriquez.

It is alleged that the four referees have acquired properties worth millions in unclear circumstances.

Net Worth

According to Mundo Deportivo, La Liga VAR managers Clos Gomez, Sanchez Martinez, Jaime Latre and Alejandro Hernandez have all been suspected of corruption.

The four officials are alleged to be the owners of luxurious houses, luxurious cars, and plots that exceeds their net worth.

The Spanish prosecutor’s office is said to be now keeping close tabs on the major developments of the case.

Scandals

La Liga’s directors have yet again found themselves in another hot seat, as corruption cases in Spain’s top-tier division are gradually increasing.

Earlier last month, there were protests from La Liga teams that raised alarms about Barcelona bribing referees.

The teams released a report which revealed that the Catalan club had paid the former Vice President of the Technical Committee of Referees, Jose Maria, a bribe that is approximated to be £8M (Sh1.11BN).

The prosecutor’s office in Spain is still making a follow-up on the case, and insiders have hinted that the Spanish club will be soon taken to court.

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