Three held in Spain football probe

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Published: Friday 6th March 2015 by The News Editor

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The former president and two other former board members of Spanish football club Osasuna have been arrested as part of an investigation into financial irregularities that authorities think may be linked to match-fixing.

The regional court of northern Navarra says ex-president Patxi Izco, former vice president Juan Pascual and former director Diego Maquirriain were brought in to give testimony before judge Fermin Otamendi.

Another former president and two other former board members were arrested yesterday and also gave evidence before Mr Otamendi.

The arrests came as Mr Otamendi investigates the disappearance of at least 2.4 million euros (£1.7m) from the club’s coffers between November 2013 and June 2014.

Current club director Pedro Baile Osasuna has acknowledged a government sports council audit last year uncovered an unaccounted-for payment made by the club.

Published: Friday 6th March 2015 by The News Editor

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