Four ex-Malaga employees questioned over buying shares with club funds for the Al-Thanis

Sheikh Al-Thani.
Sheikh Al-Thani. / Ñito Salas
  • Several irregular payments made by the Qatari family have also been detected, police have said

Investigations into the Al-Thani family's conduct at the helm of Malaga CF continue and this week it was revealed by police that four former directors at the club had been arrested and questioned over their role in the purchase of new shares in the club on behalf of the Qataris using club funds.

The unnamed individuals, under investigation for fraud and money laundering, were at the time of the acquisition (July 2015) the executive vice-president, deputy director general, head of the legal department and head of the finances.

Irregular payments made by the Al-Thanis have also been detected with regard to the sale and repurchase of vehicles, property renovation, courier services, dry cleaning, hotels and travel, mobile phone top-ups, credit card payments, pet food, petrol, the payment of fines and much more.

Former club president Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani for his part denied any knowledge of any unlawful practices.