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Former Osasuna officials charged after match-fixing probe

March 7, 2015

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.

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