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Olivier Swolfs, CFO at Waasland-Beveren, denies link with matchfixing

“My client is very formal and shall at no time and in no way to intervene to have a competition to influence or to distort.’ That says Tom Rombouts, the lawyer of Oliuvier Swolfs, director of finance at Waasland-Beveren.

Olivier Swolfs, director of finance at Waasland-Beveren, responding through his lawyer, Tom Rombouts, a publication in The Standard. The newspaper reconstructed in an extended piece of the week for the game between KV Mechelen and Waasland-Beveren.

At that party, last season on the last day of the regular phase of the Jupiler Pro League, would of matchfixing there have been. The name of Swolfs emerges repeatedly in the text in an awkward role.

“My client is very formal and shall at no time and in no way to intervene to have a competition to influence or distort competition”, let the lawyer Swolfs know. “He has never with players or coach talking to a match, to influence and he has also not asked to do this.’

“It is regrettable to determine that uncontrollable information from the survey is disclosed and that my client is not in detail in the media can and should respond to the research not to harm,” says attorney Tom Rombouts. “My client has trust in the court and from the further research will prove that there may be a perception to arise, but that my client, in concrete terms nothing was done. He denies formally assert the facts complained of.’

Swolfs was in mid-October, together with its president, Dirk george chapman in the context of the fraud in the Belgian football in suspicion of criminal organization and private corruption, but released under conditions. They are allowed as long as the investigation runs, and that for up to three months, no contact with the club. Also with the press, they should not talk.

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