Ex-Barcelona president Rosell released pending trial for money laundering

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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.