Neymar’s family maintains innocence on corruption charges

Neymar’s father company, NN Consultoria, has responded to the latest attempt by Spanish prosecutors, to jail the Barcelona forward and insist they will be cleared of any wrongdoing.

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The authorities want a two-year prison sentence and €10 million fine for the Brazil forward, as well as jail terms for his parents, for alleged corruption involved in his transfer to Barcelona from Santos in 2013.

An investment group, DIS, which owned 40% of Neymar’s economic rights, claims it received less money than it was supposed to get after the transfer.

NN Consultoria has now issued a statement claiming the latest reports are not a new development, as the case was reopened in September.

The statement read: “In relation to the news published on Wednesday of the accusations against Neymar Jr. and his father, Neymar da Silva Santos, we reiterate it is the same process reopened in September 2016, which had been filed by Judge Jose de la Mata.

“The parties have not been notified of the opening of the indictment of the Public Ministry or of the period in which the defence may be filed. We remain calm because all contracts were signed with respect to legal, ethical and moral procedures and with the knowledge of Santos and Barcelona.

“We are sure that time will offer all positive responses.”

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