Judge grants bail for Spanish soccer federation president Angel Maria Villar

Judge Pedraz set bail for Villar and Padron at 300,000 euros ($352,000), and for Gorka Villar at 150,000 euros ($176,000).
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Reported by: AP Madrid (Spain) July 31, 2017 18:34 IST

A Spanish judge has granted bail to the suspended president of the Spanish Football Federation, who is in jail for suspected corruption.

Angel Maria Villar was denied bail by National Court judge Santiago Pedraz on July 20, two days after the 67-year-old Villar, his son and two other soccer officials were arrested during police raids.

Judge Pedraz ruled Monday to grant Villar, his son Gorka Villar and suspended federation vice president Juan Padron bail.

Judge Pedraz set bail for Villar and Padron at 300,000 euros ($352,000), and for Gorka Villar at 150,000 euros ($176,000).

A fourth suspect, Ramon Hernandez, had already been granted and paid a bail of 100,000 euros ($117,000).

Villar was suspended from the federation's presidency for one year last week by Spain's top sports authority. He also resigned from his vice presidencies of both FIFA and UEFA.

 
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