Petersburg upholds charges against Africans who stole 800,000 euros from Sampdoria
MOSCOW, August 10 – RIA Novosti. Petersburg prosecutor’s office approved a criminal indictment against a citizen of Burkina Faso and three citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in a fraud case in which more than 812,000 euros were stolen from an Italian football club. sampdoria
According to investigators, in the period from February to May 2021, the defendants in the criminal case entered St. Petersburg, they opened a bank account. The false identity document submitted contained the abbreviation FC (football club) as the name and the name of the football club as the surname.
Knowing with certainty about the international contract signed between the football clubs Nordsjaelland (Denmark) and Sampdoria, the defendants handed over the details of the case, using false information about the alleged alteration of Nordsjaelland’s bank account and fictitious documents containing false passport data. To pay for the transfer of the player. Unaware of the fraud as a result of the defendants’ unlawful actions, Sampdoria paid the bill.
Searches of the defendants’ residences in the criminal case found a large number of forged documents, including fake passports with photographs of the accused. Also, after the crime was committed, one of the defendants legalized the stolen funds for more than 1 million rubles.
After submitting copies of the indictment, the criminal case will be sent to the Pushkinsky District Court for consideration of the merits.