Ex-Chelsea Diego Costa is suspected of financing a criminal money laundering scheme in Brazil

Former Spain striker Diego Costa is suspected of money laundering in Brazil, Globo reports.

Sergipe State Police investigation concerns money laundering, organization of gambling, illegal money transactions, organization of criminal activity.

All alleged crimes are related to the operation of the gambling site. Costa is suspected of financing a criminal scheme.

In March, the player’s house was searched. Costa’s lawyer said that the footballer was innocent and that he himself came to the police to testify, and during the search nothing was confiscated from him.

In August, Costa, who previously played for Atletico and Chelsea, signed with Brazilian Atletico Mineiro.

The club has brought in a dedicated advisor to monitor the situation and determine if the 32-year-old needs legal support in connection with the investigation.

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