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Spanish Court Exonerates Neymar Of Corruption Charges

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Spanish Court Exonerates Neymar Of Corruption Charges

Spanish prosecutors on Friday dismissed their allegations against Brazilian forward, Neymar of fraud and corruption.

In a case involving the Brazilian’s 2013 transfer from Santos to Barcelona, the Paris Saint-Germain forward was also found not guilty of the other charges against him.

The prosecutor made a stunning announcement, “withdrawing the charges against all the defendants and all the allegations,” that had been made against them.

The 30-year-old had previously stated that he was unable to recall whether he participated in the negotiations that resulted in a contract being signed with Barcelona in 2011 regarding his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Spanish team two years later.

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Neymar, a key player for the Brazilian team that will travel to the World Cup in Qatar later this month, had faced a two-year prison sentence from Spanish authorities as well as a 10 million euro ($9.7 million) fine.

The dismissal of the accusations marks the end of a protracted judicial battle involving Neymar’s highly publicized move to Europe.

Then, in a 2017 transfer that set a global record, he joined Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain.

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Neymar was one of nine defendants who were on trial for alleged corruption-related offences, including his parents and their N&N company, which handles his business activities.

Ayomide holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and currently works as a News Writer. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism, with a strong background in researching and writing compelling news.