Things may be looking up for Malaga on the field as they have gotten off to a fantastic start in La Liga1|2|3 but off the field there are more problems brewing with the clubs sporting director José Luis Pérez Caminero set to appear in court on Monday and could face up to four years in prison with a four million euro fine as he is being tried for the alleged crime of money laundering
The aforementioned events are alleged to have taken place between 2008 and 2009, when authorities arrested and dismantled 3 criminal groups and after further investigations they traced the gangs nerve centre back to a jewelry store in the Madrid district of Usera.
The gangs are also alleged to have connections with drug trafficking with large amounts of cocaine entering the country from Mexico and Colombia.
1.85 million euros were seized in this operation in which Caminero, who had by that time already left his position as sporting director of Real Valladolid and had not yet taken over the Atlético de Madrid , was arrested by the Civil Guard as a collaborator in the transport and / or exchange of tickets, at the time of his arrest he was in possession of 58,500 euros in 500 euro notes.
The trial is set to last 8 days and will be held at the Provincial Court of Madrid, Caminero future at Malaga who he joined in the summer and has a contract until June 2021 will depend on the outcome of the trial.