Pancho Campo MW resigns from Spanish Wine Academy
Pancho Campo MW has resigned as president of the Spanish Wine Academy after a Madrid journalist discovered an arrest warrant for him on the Interpol website. The warrant relates to a complaint in 2002 brought by a former business partner at a sports and music promotion company that Campo ran in Dubai. The complaint was to do with a fee paid to singer Enrique Iglesias and subsequently led to a one-year custodial sentence. Campo claims he knew nothing about the sentence until it was published in an article in Dubai newspaper The National on 19 September.
Campo has also stepped down as director of the Wine Future Rioja conference next month in order to focus on clearing his name. His brother-in-law Rony Bacqué will replace him as president of the academy.