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Spanish federation names interim president to replace Villar

MADRID (AP) The Spanish football federation has named a new president while Angel Maria Villar remains in prison on charges of corruption, and after he was suspended for a year by the country's top sports authority.

The federation's board named treasurer Juan Luis Larrea as interim president on Wednesday.

Villar was arrested last week along with his son Gorka Villar, federation vice president Juan Padron, and the secretary of the regional federation of Tenerife, Ramon Hernandez. Police accuse them of improper management, misappropriation of funds, corruption, and falsifying documents.

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