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KV Mechelen welcomes shareholder return on the club after operation Clean Hands

KV Mechelen welcomes Olivier Somers, together with Dieter Penninckx majority shareholder of the club, back. Somers was three weeks in jail after the police arrested in operation Clean Hands. One of the conditions for his release was that he to January 31, any contact might have with the club, but the conditions were today. “Somers, will help to build KVM according to the chosen path”, it sounds on the website of the club.

The main shareholder Olivier Somers, athletic director Stefaan Vanroy and former financial director Thierry Steemans were in October of last year, in suspicion of membership of a criminal organisation, money laundering and bribery. In addition to the judicial investigation, the three also answered by the Bondsparket. They will, inter alia, to the tooth to be felt about the match between KV Mechelen and Waasland-Beveren at the slotspeeldag of the previous season, which is considered suspicious.

Earlier this month, also took Stefaan Vanroy his job within the sports cell of KV Mechelen again, also after a temporary contactverbod with the club. Thierry Steemans no longer wants to be active within the football.

In november decided Johan Timmermans from his mandate as chairman of KV Mechelen to lay down, after he in mid-October, interrogated by the federal police in Hasselt, without suspicion. “I suppose that the mere fact that I president am and had a good conversation with the police, for restlessness and lack of serenity”, said Timmermans.

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