The plot for which it was imprisoned Levante UD player, Toño García, He extorted 30,000 euros from the Alavés coach, Abelardo Fernández, the Levante-EMV newspaper reported Wednesday.
According to the local media, the Asturian coach, one of those affected by the activities of this organization, he made two payments by bank transfer to an account in the name of one of the 'mules' used by the organized gang, a person who was arrested in 'Operation Lubido-Hezurra' carried out by the Civil Guard.
Toño has been released since last Friday after having been in the penitentiary of Teruel for twenty-one days accused of money laundering and belonging to a criminal organization, accusations that the player has rejected after leaving prison.
On February 22, the magistrate of Instruction number 3 of Teruel decreed provisional prison communicated and without bail for ten of the twelve people, among them Toño García, that day they had appeared in court to testify for their alleged connection with an extortion network through a contact web page.
Alavés asks for "respect" towards Abelardo
Deportivo Alavés on Wednesday called for "maximum respect" for his coach as this is a possible "victim" of the extortion plot for which the Levante player is being investigated.
"Show our total and absolute support and support to Abelardo Fernandez, to the extent that confirmed these facts, it is a victim and harmed by the alleged network of extortion indicated," said the club in a statement Vitoria.
"Given that it is a matter that falls within the strictly personal scope of Mr. Don Abelardo Fernández, and that has nothing to do with his professional facet, request the utmost respect for his person, and especially in the treatment of information ", Alavés pointed out.
In addition, the whole of Vitoria has made available to his coach all the "personal and professional means" that his coach considers useful in defense of his right.