Barcelona President Sandro Rosell Accused Of Fraud By Brazilians
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has been accused by Brazilian prosecutors of "illegally benefiting from a contract without a bidding process and using a false document to organize a friendly" of the men's national football team, according to Filipe Coutinho of FOLHA DE S. PAULO. Rosell is the owner of Ailanto Marketing, which was hired to organize the '08 friendly between Brazil and Portugal in Brasilia. The company was hired without a proper bidding process and received R$9M ($4.6M) from the government. Rosell's company is also accused of providing a false document in order to receive the contract for the match. If charged and found guilty, he "could face up to eight years in prison" (FOLHA DE S. PAULO, 3/12).