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A football manager concealed 26 million euro

07 November 2010 / 18:11:33  GRReporter
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About a new bomb discovery of the financial crime control service in Greece informs the Sports website There have been four illegal "dealings" between a Greek referee and a famous football manager worth 4 million euros. That referee practiced his profession in Northern Greece and it turns out that he had pretty frequent contacts with the manager. The manager in question on the other hand bribed referees and other important figures from the world of football and one of the cases is regarding the bribery of an Athens referee.

As the newspaper "Ta Nea" informs, in the bank account of the manager were found 26 million euros. The media reported that after undertaking stringent control measures the Financial Crime Control Service has come upon his tracks and is bringing out into the open the methods which have become an unwritten rule in recent years in football. The Service have decided to check the famous A.T. as he participates in transfers of football players from the teams of the Greek championship and despite of his rich business and the large number of players whom he represents he declared a suspiciously small amount to the tax authorities. After checking his bank account, it appears that the holder has a 26 million euros... The depositors on the other hand are famous players, important characters from the world of football, and also lawyers. In he period starting in the year 2000 until today they are deposited amounts ranging from several thousand to several hundred thousand of euros. 4 million is the total amount deposited by players and celebrities from the Super League. 5 million have been deposited by third parties, and another 5 million in profits from betting on football. Particularly interesting are the assurances which A.T. submitted to the tax services for the period between the years 2001-2003. They claim that the person has won three million euros from betting on football. As the newspaper informs the Financial Crime Control Service suspects A.T. of money laundering and of participation in put up bets.

The bad name of manager spread also abroad, mainly in Germany and Croatia, where he knew well people associated with procedural matters in football. "Ta Nea" informed that there are many people who claim that the person has been "controlling" more than 3 football teams.

It is expected that coaches and players who participated in the meetings which are part of the UEFA’s list of fixed games will be required to testify. The Service will take into account also the testimony of journalists and persons related to football.

Tags: manager frauds football superleague 26 million euros
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