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Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren Faces Croatian Investigation Over False Testimony Allegations

​Croatian prosecutors have opened an investigation on Liverpool and Croatia defender Dejan Lovren for suspicion of offering false info at a court docket testimony in June 2017.

The court docket case was opened in Summer time 2017 concerning the chief vice chairman of FC Dinamo Zagreb Zdravko Mamic mishandling thousands and thousands in switch charges from the transfers of Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren to Tottenham Hotspur and Lyon respectively.

The case was a sophisticated one, although at he coronary heart of it, Mamic and three different co-defendants have been accused of embezzlement and damaging Dinamo to the price of £13m and the state to the price of round £1.5m in unpaid taxes.

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In keeping with​ experiences in Croatia, an annex was signed as a part of a contract that entitled Lovren to 50% of the compensation price of his switch from Zagreb to Lyon in 2010.

As a part of his testimony, Lovren claimed the annex was inserted earlier than he accomplished his switch to Lyon. Nevertheless, prosecutors have instructed, based mostly on proof, that the annex was backdated, having being signed after his switch to Ligue 1.

Lovren initally gave feedback to the Croatian State Prosecutor’s Workplace for the Suppression of Organized Crime and Corruption (USKOK) throughout an unbiased investigation after which needed to re-testify as soon as the problem had been taken to court docket.

Nevertheless, Lovren is reported to have modified his report since giving feedback to USKOK as a way to shield the defendant.

In response to being questioned in regards to the distinction in his statements Lovren advised the court docket: “My mind stopped as a result of my daughter was having an operation.”

Additionally accused of offering false info within the testimony is compatriot and Actual Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and his mother-in-law, Vesna Juraic who was head of accounting at Dinamo.

When questioned on the matter, each Liverpool soccer membership and Dejan Lovren’s agent declined to make a press release of the defender’s present scenario.

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