Iranian parliament to investigate corruption in football federation

Business Materials 8 June 2015 13:31 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 8

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: The Iranian parliament will investigate financial corruption in the country's football federation, said Iranian MP Hossein Azin.

The corruption case will be submitted to the parliament's presiding board next week, Iran's Fars news agency quoted Azin as saying on June 8.

"The corruption case was disclosed two years ago. Since then, 70 persons related to the case have been investigated," he added.

One of the corruption cases is related to $9 million tax evasion from March 2012 until March 2015, he said, adding that issuing fake active military service termination cards for 500 football players is another case.

"Match-fixing cases among players, coaches, and referees, and unnecessary travels of some officials in the federation are other cases, so that the head of the federation carried out 188 travels and the secretary of the federation carried out 218 travels last year."

"The last case is related to illegal football schools. There are around 100 illegal football schools across the country."

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