Croatia: Croatia football ‘boss’ Mamic faces major graft trial

Author(s): UNK | Date: April 25, 2017 | Language: English
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Controversial former Dinamo Zagreb boss Zdravko Mamic on Thursday faces a multi-million euro corruption trial, a crucial case for Croatian football which is already burdened with hooliganism and poor infrastructure.
Mamic, considered the most powerful figure in the sport in the former Yugoslav republic, has been charged with abuse of power and bribery between 2008 to 2012.
Croatia’s anti-corruption office (USKOK) last year also indicted his brother and former Dinamo Zagreb coach, Zoran Mamic, former club director Damir Vrbanovic, and a tax inspector.
The alleged offences cost the Croatian champions nearly 116 million kunas (€15.6 million, US$16.7 million, RM508 million) and the state budget 12 million kunas.