President of the Spanish Football Federation [RFEF] Angel Maria Villar has been called to court over the delay in elections.
AS reports Villar will appear on September 15 after a complaint from Miguel Angel Galan over the delay to elections for the office of RFEF President, which were supposed to take place in the first quarter of the year but have been pushed back to the last quarter.
It’s alleged that Villar’s delay of elections constitutes a breach of Article 404 of the Criminal Code and Villar will first appear on June 23, and then return in September. Also called to testify as witnesses are secretary of state for sport Miguel Cardenal, La Liga President Javier Tebas, and the RFEF’s secretary general, Jorge Perez, who was expected to be a candidate in the election.
Article 404 relates to administrative decisions taken in an arbitrary manner by an official with full knowledge of the injustice of the decision, and Galan has asked that Villar, if found guilty, be disqualified from public office and the right to stand for public office for nine to 15 years.
Galan also intends to file a second complaint against Villar relating to the long-running Recreativo Huelva case, in which it is alleged Villar illegally funnelled money to Spain’s oldest club to keep them afloat, and he is also alleged to have done so with Marino, a Tecera club from the Canary Islands.