Most powerful man in Croatian football should be put in jail

Zdravko Mamic, the most powerful man in Croatian football, is by a court in Osijek sentenced to 6.5 years in prison. By tampering with transfers, including Luka Modric, he has for nearly 20 million dollar deal with fraud.

Zdravko Mamic © Belga Image

The 58-year-old Mamic was long at the helm of Dinamo Zagreb and is regarded as the most influential and powerful figure in the Croatian football.

According to the researchers, he crossed in 2008 for the transfer of Luka Modric to Tottenham 7 of the 23 million euros that the Spurs for the midfielder paid in his own pocket.

Modric was as a witness during the process called. He made a declaration that Mamic ontlastte, however, showed that then change.

The current hub of Real Madrid is risking now a prosecution for perjury. There are penalties of up to five years.

Also, Zoran Mamic, brother of, was Wednesday by the court and sentenced. He has been flying four years and eleven months behind bars.

Former Dinamo director Damir Vrbanovic got three years, a tax inspector four years and two months. None of the defendants was present at the ruling.

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