New Indictment Filed against Zdravko Mamić

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Mamić is accused of being at the head of a criminal organisation which took millions from Dinamo Football Club through fictitious contracts with foreign companies.

After an investigation, the Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime (USKOK) announced that it had filed an indictment against Croatia’s football boss Zdravko Mamić, his brother Zoran Mamić and others for damaging Dinamo Football Club in the amount of more than 144 million kunas, reports on 11 July 2017.

“It is suspected that, in the period from December 2004 to December 2015, Zdravko Mamić, first as the executive vice president and a member of the Management Board of Dinamo, and then as the executive chairman and member of the Management Board of Dinamo, and a co-owner of a company from Great Britain, joined with others in a joint criminal venture.

The purpose was to obtain property gain for themselves and others, all at the expense of Dinamo Football Club. In order to realise the plan, he and others agreed to conclude contracts between Dinamo and foreign companies for services that these companies did not actually perform for Dinamo, with the goal of taking money out of Dinamo.

In accordance with such agreement, the accused have agreed to set up foreign companies that will take money from Dinamo. Then they signed fictitious agreements and contracts with companies from Switzerland, Great Britain, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates, including for the take-over of non-existent debts of Dinamo towards players and non-existent mediation services in the transfer of players.

With the methods described, Dinamo paid to the bank accounts of foreign companies the total amount of at least 18,825,686.00 euros, 500,000.00 British pounds and 200,000.00 dollars, which amounts to at least 144.063.997,07 kunas.

The sums thus paid were divided between the accused and used for their own needs, thus gaining unlawful property gain for themselves. In addition, Dinamo was unlawfully obliged to pay an additional amount of 7.350.000,00 euros or 55.833.028,05 kunas.

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia has accepted the motion of the State Attorney’s Office of the Republic of Croatia and, instead of at the Zagreb County Court, the Osijek County Court will conduct the proceedings in this case,” says the USKOK in a statement.

Mamić is already being tried in Osijek in another case involving illegal payments.


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