Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell have all been removed as defendants from the Neymar tax case.
According to the Spanish Press, the High Court of Barcelona accepted both the club’s appeal and personal defences of the President and his predecessor and suspended the trial, although the trio are still under investigation.
Consequently, the decision invalidates all the procedures taken by the High Court in Madrid since it passed the case onto the courts in Catalonia.
This means Bartomeu and Rosell are no longer charged in the case and thus the remaining parties involved must rephrase their accusations and defences.
The public prosecutor had originally requested two-years-and-three-months imprisonment for Bartomeu and seven-and-a-half-years for Rosell, plus a €22.2m fine imposed on Barca for three tax offences.