Two arrested in Monaco and Belgium in football corruption investigation | World News

Two arrested in Monaco and Belgium in football corruption investigation | World News




Two people, including a players’ agent, have been arrested as part of a football corruption and money laundering investigation.

Several raids took place on Tuesday and Wednesday in London and Belgium as well as Monaco – which was where the agent was detained.

Belgian police cooperated with their Monaco and UK counterparts, leading to his arrest.

Prosecutors said his assistant was held in the Liege area of Belgium’s Wallonia region.

The federal prosecutor’s office in Brussels did not give details of the seven raids, however, it said they were connected to searches that took place earlier this year.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - FEBRUARY 18: General view outside the stadium before the UEFA Europa League match between Anderlecht and Olympiakos FC at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on February 18, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
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Police said the raids were connected with an investigation earlier this year into transfers at Anderlecht football club

In April, Belgian police investigated offices belonging to Anderlecht football club and Belgium’s football association. Police took documents away relating to transfers.

“(The raids) concern money laundering and a group of criminals, in particular questions are being asked about the transfer of one or more players,” the federal prosecutor said in a statement at the time.

This case is not related to Belgian football’s corruption scandal in 2018, when police carried out 57 raids around the country in a probe into financial fraud and match-fixing.






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