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Chairman of KV Mechelen invited for questioning by the federal police, but not in suspicion

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KV Mechelen-chairman Johan Timmermans is Thursday morning invited for an interview by the federal police in Hasselt, in the framework of the investigation of fraud and matchfixing in the Belgian football. He is not in suspicion, reports KVM on the clubwebsite.

Timmermans accepted the invitation and left at noon the offices of the federal police. “For all clarity: Johan Timmermans is not in suspicion”, as it sounds. “Given the investigation is secret and confidential, both Johan Timmermans as the club here is not more information about.”

“KV Mechelen has full confidence in the research while working in all serenity further to both the upcoming matches as the inception of projects such as the stadionverbouwing.”

Previously Olivier Somers and Thierry Steemans, respectively the majority shareholder and financial manager of KV Mechelen, held in suspicion of membership of a criminal organisation, money laundering and bribery. Also sports director Stefaan Vanroy was in suspicion, but released under conditions.

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