Judge grants bail to suspended Spain federation chief Angel Maria Villar
MADRID -- A Spanish judge has granted bail to the suspended president of the Spanish Football Federation, who is in jail for suspected corruption.
Angel Maria Villar was denied bail by National Court judge Santiago Pedraz on July 20, two days after the 67-year-old Villar, his son and two other officials were arrested during police raids.
Judge Pedraz ruled on Monday to grant Villar, his son Gorka Villar and suspended federation vice president Juan Padron bail.
Judge Pedraz set bail for Villar and Padron at €300,000 ($352,000), and for Gorka Villar at €150,000 ($176,000).
A fourth suspect, Ramon Hernandez, had already been granted and paid a bail of €100,000 ($117,000).
Villar was suspended from the federation's presidency for one year last week by Spain's top sports authority. He also resigned from his vice presidencies of both FIFA and UEFA.