the Scandal rolls in the belgian football.
Thursday was Anderlechts former manager Herman Van Holsbeeck arrested after a long investigation of his role in the two major player sales, Aleksandar Mitrovic to Newcastle in 2015 and Yuri Tielemans to Monaco in 2017.
Friday. 18.30 could Van Holsbeeck leave the court after having given an explanation, but only after it had paid bail for him. He is still facing charges of corruption, money laundering and forgery in connection with the trades in which he is alleged to have been paid large sums to himself of overgangssummerne, which in total runs up in 333 million dollars.
He refuses, of course, be guilty of any crimes, but through her lawyer Daniel Spreutels, seems he understand that his time in Anderlecht was not completely flawless.
He admitted some mistakes during his time as chief, but he denies formally that he should have received commission, said Daniel Spreutels in front of the court.
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Lawyer Daniel Spreutels led the word on the Herman Van Holsbeecks behalf. Photo: Paul-Henri Verlooy/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix
Here explained the lawyer also to Herman Van Holsbeeck is relieved to be able to leave court as a free man.
- When you have been questioned for almost 16 hours, so it's a huge relief to be released. That you have spent the night and spent the night in a cell means that there is a certain chance that there is an arrest warrant, said Daniel Spreutels.
But Herman Van Holsbeeck is so preliminary a free man, although he is not allowed to take contact to business lines that relate to football and must not be involved in economic transactions greater than those required to cope in everyday life.
the Case is far from over, even though it has been going on for nearly a year and a half. It includes, besides Anderlecht, also Club Brugge and Standard Liège, who investigated for match-fixing and suspicious money transfers.
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