FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee has imposed sanctions on several clubs for breaches relating to third-party influence and/or third-party ownership of players’ economic rights (TPO). The ban on third-party influence, which is set out in article 18bis of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (the “Regulations”), has been in place since 1 January 2008, while amendments to art. 18bis and the ban on TPO, covered by article 18ter, came into force on 1 May 2015. Sevilla FC of Spain was sanctioned with a fine of CHF 55,000, a warning for breaching art. 18bis (2012 edition), as well as annexe 3 of the Regulations. The club was found to be liable for entering into contracts that enabled a third party to influence the club’s independence in employment and transfer-related matters and failing to enter mandatory information into ITMS.http://www.fifa.com/governance/news/y=2016/m=3/news=several-clubs-sanctioned-for-breach-of-third-party-influence-third-par-2772984.html
This seems to be related to the Doyen group’s ownership of several Sevilla players.