Friday, January 28

The president of CD Badajoz, Joaquín Parra, enters prison for an alleged VAT fraud

The businessman Joaquín Parra, president of CD Badajoz, has entered the prison of Alhaurín de la Torre (Málaga) for the alleged crimes of money laundering and the lifting of assets, sources close to the investigation have informed EFE.

Parra, who has a gas station firm, has entered prison after giving a statement late yesterday in the Malaga court that investigates the events, whose owner decreed provisional detention.

The judge is investigating an alleged VAT fraud scheme in the sale of large quantities of fuel, the amount of which could amount to more than 13 million euros.

Both Parra and four other people were arrested this past Tuesday in the framework of a police operation deployed in five Spanish provinces for an alleged crime of VAT fraud in the sale of large quantities of fuel.

The operation took place in the provinces of Seville, Madrid, Cádiz, Málaga and Badajoz, where in the latter, agents of the Judicial Police of the Malaga Civil Guard carried out a search at the offices of CD Badajoz in the Nuevo Vivero Stadium.

Parallel to the registration at the club’s headquarters, the agents sealed the office of the Extrem Petrol company, related to Parra and located in the Plaza de España in Badajoz, and the gas stations of the Derby Group, a company linked to the businessman.