Croatian police have searched the homes and offices of the chief of Dinamo Zagreb football club, Zdravko Mamic, suspected of tax evasion and bribery.
|Zdravko Mamic. | Photo by Beta|
They said they suspect the club president, Zdravko Mamic, and manager Zoran Mamic of tax evasion, bribery and other unspecified criminal acts.
Former Dinamo director Damir Vrbanovic and an unidentified member of the tax administration who allegedly helped them evade tax, are also under investigation.
The two Mamic brothers and Vrbanovic are being investigated over criminal charges filed by the finance ministry and USKOK. They are accused of using the famous football club to evade paying taxes and committing other crimes.
The Mamic brothers are currently out of the country at a football camp in Slovenia. USKOK said they faced arrest once they return.
Interior minister Ranko Ostojic said the Mamic brothers should respond to the call for interrogation by the police as soon as possible, otherwise Croatia will file a European arrest warrant against them.
After the raids, the Mamic brothers published a formal response on the club’s website, proclaiming their innocence....