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Dejan Lovren cleared by Croatian courts

Dejan Lovren and Luka Modrić (HNS)

by Thomas Mustać

28 January 2019 – Croatia and Liverpool star defender, Dejan Lovren has officially had his perjury charges dropped, HINA reported on Monday.

The courts accused Lovren of giving false testimony in the Zdravko Mamić trials. In September, the courts accused Lovren of lying during his testimony in defense of his former Dinamo Zagreb boss. Mamić is accused of transfer frauds for many players, but mainly for Luka Modrić’s transfer to the Tottenham Hotspurs and Dejan Lovren to Olympique Lyonnais.

Mamic’s brother Zoran, Damir Vrbanović who was former director at Dinamo and Milan Pernar who was a tax official all have been found guilty of pocketing nearly $16.2 million. 

Similarly, Luka Modrić had charges dropped in December. The trials into the corruption surrounding the soccer federation could go on for years. However, will only get harder since two weeks ago Bosnia and Herzegovina Justice Minister Josip Grubeša announced that Zdravko Mamić wouldn’t be extradited to Croatia. Mamić currently is residing in Bosnia, which is where he has citizenship and is residing at a hotel in Medjugorje. This case will continue for years and will be a messy one.

The prosecution has three days to appeal the decision regarding Lovren’s case.

If you want to support our Vatreni, Lovren and Liverpool are playing on Wednesday, January 30th against Leicester City. While our captain and legend, Luka Modrić leads Real Madrid against Girona on Thursday, January 31st. This will be the second leg of the Copa del Rey, Quarter-finals matchup between the two, which Real Madrid currently leads 4-2. 

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