Media: Former Manchester United player suspected of laundering money through cryptocurrency

Media: Former Manchester United player suspected of laundering money through cryptocurrency

Former Manchester United midfielder Anderson (Anderson Luis de Abreu Oliveira) has been implicated in a cryptocurrency theft and money laundering case. It is reported Globe Quoted by the Rio Grande do Sul State Attorney’s Office.

According to the newspaper, in August, authorities sent materials to the Porto Alegre Central Court against eight people allegedly involved in the project. One of them was a former football player, the prosecutor’s office confirmed for publication.

Media in 2020 Reported About stealing 35 million riyals (approximately $ 6.6 million at current exchange rates) from a large industrial company. Funds were transferred to 11 accounts in four Brazilian states and then used to purchase various digital assets.

During the investigation, media reports said police conducted several searches, including Anderson’s address.

The publication also quotes Anderson’s statement. In his opinion, since 2019, he has been investing in cryptocurrencies, selling bitcoin to a defendant in a company case involving him. The Brazilian footballer said he was unaware of the illegal origin of the funds.

The athlete’s lawyer added that his client was “not a participant in the project, but a victim”.

Throughout his career, Anderson has played for Porto, Manchester United and Fiorentina, and played for the Brazilian Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Recall that in 2020 the Presbyterian court in Moscow approved Convicted of cryptocurrency fraud Especially large amount of “Sloven” Igor Musatov, a former hockey player of the Slovak club.

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