The Court of Madrid has sentenced a head of the Treasury to two years in prison and to pay a fine of 18.8 million euros for defrauding more than 6 million from thirty footballers and basketball players, reports Efe. The court has also sentenced the other three lawyers related to the plot to 8 years in prison.

The sentence considers Leonor S.P as the author of a continued crime of use by a public official of privileged information, for which, in addition to the prison sentence, she is sentenced to five years of disqualification from holding public office and to pay a fine. of 18,843,236 euros, triple the amount swindled.

On the other hand, the three lawyers involved, Julio L.V., Manuel V.J. and Juan Ignacio T.S., have been sentenced to eight years in prison as the court considers the continued crimes of fraud and forgery in public, official and commercial documents and the use of privileged information obtained from a public official to be proven, for which they must also pay a fine of 12,000 euros each.

In addition, the four convicted must compensate the public entity with 6,138,797 euros plus the corresponding interest, and Julio L.V. and Juan Ignacio T.S. They must also compensate the Public Treasury with 142,281 euros.

The sentence considers subsidiary civil liability to the mercantile Asesores Deportivos LAPVER S.L -whose administrator is Julio L.V.- for the amount of 3,648,447.15 euros and Star Atletes Society S.L -managed by Manuel V.J.- for the amount of 1,399,609.92 euros .

Among the affected footballers, none of them aware of the plot, are the former Real Madrid players Nuri Sahin and Hamit Altintop; former Atlético de Madrid soccer players Eduardo Salvio and Sinama Pongolle; and Pierre Webo (Mallorca, Osasuna and Leganés), Marius Stankevicius (Seville, Valencia and Córdoba) or Emir Spahic (Seville).

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