BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) – A flurry of searches has been carried out in a dozen Belgian A league football clubs in what appears to be a ' football club' in Belgium. The magistracy investigates various crimes such as money laundering and corruption. At the request of the investigating judge, 13 searches were also carried out abroad. The federal prosecutor announced this.
In addition to financial malpractice, the investigators, according to the local press, are also investigating to check if there have been fixed matches. In all the searches carried out so far in Belgium were 44 and involved most of the teams in the first division (our series A).
The federal prosecutor confirmed that several people were arrested and questioned including the current Bruges coach, Ivan Leko, a former Anderlecht executive, Herman Van Holsbeeck, the arbitrators Bart Vertenten and Sabastian Delferioere, as well as one of the principal prosecutors operating in the Belgian football market, Mogi Bayat.
– VTM NIEUWS (@VTMNIEUWS) 3 October 2018
Net voor het vertrek richting de Grote Markt kreeg Ivan Leko nog een uniek portret uit de handen van kunstenaar Frank De Decker. Bedankt coach voor dit geweldig seizoen! # KAMP15EN pic.twitter.com/eaUTQqQ7z6
– Club Brugge KV (@ClubBrugge) 25 May 2018
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