Former Osasuna officials charged after match-fixing probe
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Two former presidents of Spanish football club Osasuna and another four ex-board members have been charged following a match-fixing investigation.
The regional court of northern Navarra says a judge has charged former club presidents Miguel Archanco and Patxi Izco and ex-board members Txuma Peralta, Angel Vizcay, Juan Pascual and Diego Maquirriain with misappropriation of funds, false accounting, falsifying documents and corruption.
Peralta was denied bail, Archanco’s bail was set at €500,000 and the other four were released.
All six were arrested over the previous two days as part of an investigation into the disappearance of at least 2.4 million euros ($2.7 million) from the club’s coffers between November 2013 and June 2014.
Court number two of Pamplona, the capital of the province of Navarra, confirmed Thursday it was investigating Osasuna for match-fixing after Spain’s Professional Football League filed a lawsuit.