The Supreme Court confirms 4 and a half years in prison for the former administrator of the soccer player Joaquín

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Joaquín, on the Betis bench

Jail for the former administrator of the patrimony of the footballer Joaquín Sánchez. The Supreme Court has confirmed the sentence of four and a half years in prison for Eduardo Fernández Triviño for misappropriation of 780,000 euros that corresponded to the Real Betis player.

The High Court has announced its ruling on Thursday, alleging the crimes of Fernández Triviño between 2003 and 2007, when he managed Joaquín’s accounts and assets.

In addition, the former administrator must compensate, as civil liability, with 255,900 euros to the player and with 525,000 euros to a company of which Joaquín was the sole administrator.

In this way, the Supreme Court dismisses in its entirety Fernández Triviño’s appeal against the judgment of the Seville Court, of July 25, 2019, which convicted him of a continuing crime of misappropriation.

Joaquín did not demand “accountability or receipts”

In said judgment, the Hearing considered proven that the former administrator “used the trust” of the footballer, who “did not demand accountability, nor delivery of receipts or payment documents or proof of expenses or amounts arranged” , until their relationship of friendship and trust “was broken” in February 2007.

Years before, Joaquín entrusted him with the management of his businesses and affairs, granted him three powers of attorney and, “at the express request of the accused,” he opened two bank accounts in the name of himself and his company, respectively, and authorized the defendant in them from from November 3, 2004 to October 15, 2007.

On the other hand, the Supreme Court does partially uphold his wife’s appeal at the time of the events. For this reason, it maintains, as the Seville Court did, that the woman was a lucrative participant in the crime of her spouse, but reduces the civil liability that corresponds to her to 176,000 euros. This is the figure that, according to the account of proven facts, was used in the acquisition for the joint community of the marriage of a house in Marbella on February 27, 2006 in cash and without the need for financing.


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