Del Nido President of FC Seville found guilty

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José María del Nido Benavente

José María del Nido Benavente, 56-year-old president of Seville Football Club has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for embezzlement and perversion of justice.

Del Nido worked as a lawyer in Marbella between 1999 and 2003, he and the former mayor, Julian Muñoz, were accused of diverting money from public accounts.

Prosecutors had been demanding a 30 year sentence, but as he was not found guilty of fraud charges, the lighter sentence was applied.

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He has now agreed to resign as President of Seville FC, although he initially refused to do so.

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