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.