Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Anderlecht and Belgian FA raided by police investigating money laundering

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Belgian giants Anderlecht and the country’s football association have been raided by police in connection with a money-laundering investigation involving agents and player transfers.

A spokesman for the federal prosecutor said it was not linked to the 2018 probe into match-fixing and fraud.

The Belgian FA told Reuters that police had taken away documents relating to transfers from its headquarters.

Anderlecht said they were cooperating with the investigation.

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The prosecutor’s spokesman added: “We had some questions for the agents who took care of the transfers. It is a question of money laundering.”

Anderlecht is Belgium’s most successful football club, having won 34 league titles, the Uefa Cup and two Cup Winners’ Cups. However, they have recently endured a difficult period having been fined and docked points when crowd trouble forced a match at arch-rivals Standard Liege to be abandoned.

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