This communicated the authority and confirmed house searches in the DFB headquarters, the privilege of former official and in business premises of five companies on Thursday.
First, the ZDF had reported from the house searches. “On behalf of the DFB, a former manager of DFB shall conclude a service contract with a communication agency. Due to this Treaty, the DFB should have paid a total of 360,000 euros to the communication agency,” said the prosecutor’s office. “The contract should have traded a mere discharge contract.”
70 officials involved in five federal states
The name of the former official did not call the authority. Due to the suspicion of the aid for infidelity is also determined against a responsible person of the communication agency. A total of around 70 officials were involved in the searches in Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, Berlin and Bremen.
Thus, before its Bundestag next Friday in Bonn, the election of the new President is again in the viewpoint of official investigation. In November 2021, the prosecutor had taken due to the accusation of tax evasion documents from the headquarters of Sponsor Adidas. According to media reports, it was about the taxation of material donations due to the long-standing DFB sponsor between 2015 and 2020.
Control procedure against chef set
In October 2020, in another case, the business premises of the DFB had been searched in the Frankfurt Otto-Speck-Schweise as well as private homes of multiple officials of tax assets. It was about the taxation of the revenue from gang advertising in home games of the national team in the years 2014 and 2015. The DFB was escaped a taxation of about 4.7 million euros, the investigators had notified at the time.
At the end of October this year, the public prosecutor’s office set the tax procedure against the DFB interim boss Rainer Koch but. The President of the Bavarian Football Association also includes the UEFA executive. Before that, the procedures were already set against the former DFB peak functional Reinhard Rauball and Helmut Sandrock. A total of six officials had been accused of tax evasion in particularly serious cases.