Two arrested in fraud inquiry

Ruben Hill
September 12, 2019

Back in April, we covered a story from Belgium revolving around accusations of money laundering and criminal association, with the transfer of Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht to Newcastle United said to be "at the heart" of the investigation.

Two of the people arrested are a player agent based in Monaco and his assistant who worked in Liege, Belgium.

The report goes on to reveal that Henrotay will be questioned by Belgian officials in Monaco on Thursday before a decision is made on whether he is to return to his native country.

Eric Van Duyse, spokesman for the Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office, told AFP that two men were being held after being indicted for "money laundering, forgery and the use of forgeries, private corruption and criminal conspiracy". He was indicted by a Belgian judge who had travelled down to Monaco.

Henrotay is one of the top football agents in Belgium.

Pini Zahavi and Fali Ramadani were reportedly involved in the deal, and police ended up raiding the Belgian side's training ground, as well as the company One Goal management, who specialise in football transfers.

Brussels prosecutors said that several raids took place in Monaco, Belgium and London on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It is understood that Newcastle believe they are not directly connected to the inquiry and as such are not part of the investigation.

In April, Anderlecht premises were searched in connection with that inquiry.

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