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Ex-Barcelona president heads to jail for bribery

Barcelona, Spain: Former chas lost his final appeal against a court verdict that sentenced him to two years and two months in prison after being found guilty of bribing tax inspectors.A court in Barcelona has
India TV News Desk November 07, 2014 7:05 IST
India TV News Desk

Barcelona, Spain: Former chas lost his final appeal against a court verdict that sentenced him to two years and two months in prison after being found guilty of bribing tax inspectors.

A court in Barcelona has ruled that the 83-year-old Nunez must enter prison "in a period of 10 days" after rejecting his appeal to remain free until the government hears his pardon request.

The court says in a statement "a request for pardon ... does not carry an automatic right to suspend the carrying out of a sentence."

Nunez was found guilty of having bribed tax inspectors in 2011. The original sentence of six years was later reduced.

Nunez was president of Barcelona from 1978-2000. He owns a construction company.