Judge cites evidence of Osasuna rigging

A Spanish judge investigating what happened to more than 2 million euros ($2.25 million) missing from Osasunaand’s accounts has said there is evidence the cash was used to fix games towards the end of the 2013-14 La Liga season.
In a statement published on Wednesday, the judge said the investigation suggested that of at least 2.4 million euros withdrawn from the cluband’s accounts, 250,000 euros was paid to Espanyol players to draw 1-1 with Osasuna on the penultimate matchday.
A further 650,000 euros had been given to Real Betis players, he added, 400,000 to beat Real Valladolid on the penultimate matchday and 250,000 to lose to Osasuna on the final day of the campaign. and”The judge continues to investigate other matches, the results of which were allegedly altered by Osasuna, as well as the destination of the rest of the money taken out of the cluband’s accounts in cash,and” the statement said. Pamplona-based Osasuna, Valladolid and Seville-based Betis were all relegated to the second division, with Osasuna narrowly avoiding the drop to the third tier last season. Betis won promotion back to the top flight and Valladolid finished fifth.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman