Xabi Alonso: «I will be happy when the sentence is absolutory»


The former player Xabi Alonso has declared this Thursday at the exit of the Provincial Court of Madrid that, despite the fact that the accusation has reduced the request for penalties for the three crimes against the Public Treasury that he charges, he will not be happy until the sentence Be absolute.

On the second and final day of the trial against the current coach of the subsidiary of the Royal Society, the Prosecutor's Office has reduced its request from five to two and a half years in prison and the State attorney has changed the initial request from eight and a half years to five, for crimes corresponding to the years of 2010, 2011 and 2012.

"I'm quiet. When the sentence is absolutory, I will be happy. It is not a matter of money, "explained the former soccer player:" I, whenever I have been required, have deposited the money but with the purpose of proving my innocence. "

The former player, world champion with the Spanish team in 2010, said that "Finance does its job" and does not feel "persecuted": "It is a long process, and that tires, but despite the duration, I have confidence in absolution, ”he said.

"I am not interested in setting precedents, each case is very different," he said. Its sole objective is "to demonstrate that everything has been done under the protection of the law" and that it has "fulfilled" all its obligations.

The Prosecutor's Office and the State Advocacy accuse the player of defrauding 500,000 euros through a company, Kardzali, located in Madeira (Portugal), to whom the player gave his image rights, in a fictional manner, shortly before signing for the Real Madrid.

In addition to the exftubolista, his lawyer, Iván Zaldúa and the sole administrator of the company, Ignasi Maestre, are also charged. The player's defense lawyer, Jesús Urraza, requested free acquittal. . (tagsToTranslate) xabi (t) alonso (t) declas


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