Villar is accused of a litany of serious crimes listed in a 44-page charge sheet.
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Angel Maria Villar's arrest on corruption charges, based in part on wiretaps, has brought an abrupt and ignominious end to his three-decadelong reign at the helm of Spanish football.Villar is accused of establishing "a crony's network" to keep him propped up in power over the past 29 years.Pelaez tells Villar that he has left 5.2 million euros ($6.1 million) to use as he, Villar, sees fit.Under Villar's watch Spain became one of the dominant forces in world football, winning two European championships and the 2010 World Cup.Spain's Sports Ministry, the CSD, has started disciplinary proceedings aimed at stripping Villar of his position.
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