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Lokeren coach Peter Maes has been arrested in Operation “Clean Hands”. He would be accused of money laundering. Tomorrow he is brought before a magistrate.

Peter Maes would be arrested on suspicion of money laundering. Learned that The Standard. The coach of Lokeren has ties with Dejan Veljkovic, one of the leading figures in the recent voetbalschandaal …

Peter Maes would be arrested on suspicion of money laundering. Learned that The Standard. The coach of Lokeren has ties with Dejan Veljkovic, one of the leading figures in the recent voetbalschandaal Operation Clean Hands. That Serbian football agent, who has been accused of matchfixing and corruption in Belgian football, is also the broker of Maes. The court would have any questions, in a contract of Maes, as previously when Ivan Leko, the coach of Club Bruges, and that was the case.

The collaboration between Maes and Veljkovic dates back to the first passage of the coach at KSC Lokeren, from 2010 to 2015. The Serbian real estate agent was when the ‘huismakelaar’ of the club. Chairman Roger Lambrecht made him important because he managed was the ‘African gold’ of the club to realise. Veljkovic knew the Burkinees-Ivorian attacker Aristide Bancé to sell Metalurg Donetsk and Ousmane Moussa Maazou to CSKA. Thanks to the transferwinsten could the small Lokeren is financially compete with the top clubs in Belgium.

Recently popped a photo on of Veljkovic with Peter Maes at a Volkswagengarage in Aalst. The same garage where Veljkovic with Sébastien Delferière, one of the two referees named in the scandal, was langsgeweest to give an extra discount to terms.

Wrakingsverzoek

Maes will be normal the night in the cell spend, because tomorrow only will he brought before the examining magistrate. And that’s not George Raskin, reports het belang van Limburg, but a fellow-magistrate, who was also previously assistance offered in the research.

Against Raskin was a wrakingsverzoek submitted by Hans Rieder, the lawyer of referee Bart Vertenten, who also is suspected in the voetbalschandaal. What the arguments are, it is not yet known. But probably will go over the link of Raskin with the Belgian football association. The magistrate was to be the beginning of this year in the licensing committee of the belgian football association and Vertenten is as a referee is an employee of that belgian football association.

There are now two options. Or does Raskin within 48 hours voluntarily step aside and he is replaced by a different magistrate. Either he fights the challenge. In that case the court of appeal in Antwerp is on the case of bending, all parties hear and then make a decision. That procedure can be easy 2 months to complete. Meanwhile, runs the research is inevitably a delay. The magistrate may, in the meantime, however, also be replaced by a colleague, but will the file need to practise.

Back at Lokeren

After a passage at Racing Genk, which ended in an early dismissal, took Peter Maes again the sporty helm with Lokeren in August 2017. Chairman Roger Lambrecht was looking for a solution then after two days it turned out that the approach of Runar Kristinsson would not work. Maes chose the domestic adventure at Lokeren over an uncertain foreign mission. He led Lokeren last season with a lot of effort to the thirteenth place and the final of Play-off 2. Currently, the East-Flemish team shared last.