The defendants in the trial will be the player, his parents, current and former
“We are very happy as this was a favourable decision for us,” Altamiro Bezerra, an advisor to NN Consultoria, told Reuters.
“It has eliminated the question of fraud in the contracts, and we are also certain that we will be absolved of corruption.”
The case stems from a complaint by DIS, a Brazilian company that owned 40 percent of the rights to Neymar when he was at
It argues it lost out on its rightful cut from the transfer because the true value of the deal was understated.
Prosecutors said in November that Neymar should be fined €10 million (about R149.8 million) and handed a two-year jail sentence.
For first-time offenders in non-violent crimes, sentences of two years and under are suspended in
DIS received a 40 percent share of the remaining €17.1 million (about R256.2m) that was paid to
But the court put the actual value of the rights to the player that were transferred to
“The Judge has set bonds of €3,429,768 (about R50.9m) as pecuniary liability for Rosell, Bartomeu, Rodrigues, Football Club Barcelona and Santos Football Club, which must be paid by all jointly,” the court said in a statement.
The transfer has given rise to several investigations in
The club also admitted that it paid almost €100m (about R1.49 billion) for Neymar, not the €57.1m (about R855.7m) it originally claimed.