Spanish cops arrest disgraced football boss Luis Rubiales – POLITICO

Authorities raided Rubiales’ home in Granada two weeks ago as part of a wide-ranging investigation into corruption and money laundering within the Spanish soccer federation. The agents then intended to arrest the former chef, but were unable to do so because he was on a business trip to the Dominican Republic.

Rubiales, who has denied any wrongdoing, returned to Spain voluntarily. He was released after questioning.

Rubiales is the subject of a separate court case related to his non-consensual kiss with soccer player Jenni Hermoso last summer after the Spanish team won the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Spanish prosecutors are seeking a two-and-a-half year prison sentence for Rubiales, who is accused of sexual assault and coercion.


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