Croatian Mamic sentenced to jail

first_imgZdravko Mamic who was chief executive of Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia’s biggest club,  and also vice-president of the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) has been sentenced to jail for corruption.He is to serve a jail term of six-and-a-half years after he was found guilty of embezzling millions of euros in transfer fees when he was an executive at Dinamo Zagreb, according to BBC.He fled across the border into Bosnia on the eve of the verdict after being charged with diverting 116m Croatian Kuna (€15.7m; £14m) from the football club and evading another 12.2m in tax.For years fans at Dinamo alleged that he and his friends had used their club to make money for themselves by depriving the club of funds from lucrative transfers and evading taxes. Then in 2015 he and his brother Zoran, the Dinamo coach, were arrested.Also in the verdict are the ex-Dinamo players, Croatia captain Luka Modric, who was charged with perjury. He was guilty of false statements during the trial when he was questioned about his 2008 transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.The case will not affect his role in the World Cup in Russia later this month.last_img