A report ofPicture According to reports, officials from the Bavarian Federal and State Criminal Police Office are said to have examined the premises of the Allianz Arena and the office of FC Bayern Munich. Reason for the raid: A money laundering procedure against the Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, who has long been based at Tegernsee.
However, FC Bayern Munich is considered a witness in the process, not a suspect. “Our authority is not conducting any investigations or fines against FC Bayern Munich or those responsible or members of the club,” said the responsible public prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt Picture quoted. FC Bayern has not yet commented on the alleged incident.
Usmanov is a Russian billionaire who is considered a confidante of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Usmanov is one of those oligarchs who have been on numerous sanctions lists of the international community since the start of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine in February 2022. Among other things, the EU has frozen his assets in EU banks.
Usmanov is being investigated because he is said to have laundered several million euros between 2017 and 2022, including allegedly tax-evaded funds. Three of Usmanov’s villas on Lake Tegernsee were searched as early as autumn 2022.
According to the report, it is unclear what FC Bayern Munich should have to do with Usmanov. However, there should be a certain point of contact between Usmanov and Bayern Munich’s honorary president and supervisory board Uli Hoeneß: Both should know each other from Tegernsee, where Hoeneß lives to this day and Usmanov lived until his escape in spring 2022.
According to the report, Hoeneß is said to have organized VIP tickets for Bayern Munich games for the billionaire. Of course, this would not be particularly disreputable or even illegal.