Spain’s Administrative Tribunal for Sport (TAD) has launched its investigation into Angel Maria Villar, but the RFEF President is spared suspension.
According to Marca, TAD began “a process of confidential information” relating to Villar and basketball chief Jose Luis Saez on Friday but decided against suspending the pair as only witness proceedings had been opened.
TAD requested the initiation of disciplinary proceedings into Villar, among others, on February 11, having referred to the cases of alleged loans to lower-league clubs Recreativo Huelva and CD Marino Tenerife-Sur.
The court then identified a possible “unfairness" and “undermining of the principle regarding the equality of clubs”.
Eight days later, seven members of the court met for the first time and made the decision to begin proceedings a week later, prior to its postponement to March 4, without setting deadlines for its conclusion.