Police do raid Anderlecht for investigation of money laundering

The Belgian police Wednesday, a raid was done at the training centre and in the stadium of Anderlecht. The action is based on an investigation into the possible money laundering and other criminal activities in transfers.

According to Belgian media, the police Wednesday morning a raid by the Belgian football association in Laeken. The operation is separate from ‘Operation Clean Hands’, in October began a large scale investigation into corruption in Belgian football.

That research led at the end of last year to the arrest of more than twenty people, including referees, two coaches, agents, and (ex-)board members due to criminal activities.

A spokesman of Anderlecht leaves the VRT know that the club was not aware of the police action of Wednesday morning, but that it shall provide all cooperation to the authorities concerned.

The research at Anderlecht would focus on possible money laundering in transfers from the past. It is with particular attention paid to the role of the involved agents.

It’s Anderlecht at this time already not for the wind. The Belgian club sent last week, coach Fred Rutten is the avenue for the disappointing results. The Tukker followed the beginning of January, the dismissed Hein Vanhaezebrouck.

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