Extradition Imprisonment for Montenegrin Football Manager in Belgium

By , 11 Oct 2018, 15:44 PM Sport
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October 11, 2018 - The Superior Court in Belgrade has ordered extradition in custody of a Montenegrin citizen U.J., a football manager, according to the international lawsuit filed by Belgium.

Belgium is looking for him because he is suspected of having committed the criminal offense of corruption and money laundering.

Court spokeswoman Bojana Stankovic specified for Tanjug that the judge for the pre-trial detention order ordered extradition custody last night for U.J.

The Organized Crime Prosecution Office yesterday announced that six locations were searched at their order on Wednesday and seized 800,000 euros suspected of being gained by a criminal offense of money laundering illegally in Belgian football clubs.

In Belgium, in collaboration with the Serbian Prosecutor's Office, the Security Intelligence Agency and the Organization for the Fight against Organized Crime, as well as the Belgian, French, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Macedonia and Montenegrin judiciary authorities are certain Belgian and Serbian nationals have been deprived of their liberty.

The prosecution's statement reads that the trained coach of the Bruges football club was arrested, then two Belgian football judges, several football players from the most famous clubs in the first league of Belgium, and in connection with the money transfer of players in the football clubs Bruges, Anderlecht, Lokeren, Gent and others.

A search of the premises of 10 football clubs in Belgium was carried out on a total of 57 locations.

Due to the suspicion that Serbian citizens were involved in the commission of money laundering of unlawfully acquired in Belgian football clubs, searches in six locations in Belgrade and Niš were conducted, whereby about 800,000 euros were found, the Prosecution said earlier. This money is suspected of being triggered by the perpetration of these crimes, and those suspects tried to "operate" on the territory of the Republic of Serbia, according to the prosecution. Suspects in Serbia were interrogated yesterday in Belgrade.

Text by Agencije, on October 11th, 2018, read more at CdM

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