Ex-Barcelona president Rosell released pending trial for money laundering


February 27 2019

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been released pending trial after spending nearly two years in prison accused of money laundering.

After a three-day hearing this week, Spain’s national court decided that Rosell and his business partner, Joan Besoli, were no longer a flight risk and could be released while the case concludes.

As part of his conditional release, Rosell has had his passport taken off him and must reside at a fixed address in Spain. He also must appear at the national court as and when required as the trial continues. It is expected to end on March 28.