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Belgian football scandal: raids in London and Monaco

Football players’ agent Christophe Henrotay has been arrested in connection with suspected money-laundering and possible bribery in relation to football player transfers.

 

Fresh raids were launched this morning as part of the ongoing investigation into money-laundering and financial fraud in Belgian football.  Two people have been arrested.

Football agent Christophe Henrotay and one of his staff were arrested. Henrotay was detained in Monaco and is being taken to an examining magistrate for questioning.  Henrotay’s staff member was detained in Liege in eastern Belgium. Both are suspected of money-laundering and bribery in connection with player transfers.  Henrotay was involved in the transfers of Aleksandar Mitrovic, Thibaut Courtois, Romelu Lukaku, Youri Tielemans and Leander Dendoncker.

Belgian federal prosecutors says the arrests were trigged by searches at Anderlecht football club and the Belgian FA in April.

Seven premises were raided this morning: in London (1), in Monaco (4) and in Belgium (2).