Dynamo CEO: Hockey Club searched like we’re in the 90's

Dynamo CEO: Hockey Club searched like we’re in the 90's
HC Dynamo general manager Andrey Safronov

Law enforcers came to the Dynamo office acting upon a claim by the deputy chairman of the central council of the All-Russia Physical Culture and Sports Society (VFKO), who stated that one of the base's employees stole funds allocated for ice rent. Meanwhile, the club has called the claim just a means of pressure.

Yesterday, UEBiPK investigators came to the office of the Moscow hockey club with a search warrant. The operative and investigative measures were carried out on the evening of June 1, when the siloviki seized the accounting documents.

HC Dynamo general manager Andrey Safronov compared the searches with "a raider capture from the 90’s."

"That’s not the way professional sports clubs settle matters in the twenty-first century, so apparently, Dynamo will be the first. Someone should start after all," Safronov said to R-Sport agency. The general manager also emphasized that the club management provided all the information the officers needed.

Earlier, the club's website reported that the siloviki had come to the HC office acting upon a claim by the deputy chairman of the central council of the All-Russia Physical Culture and Sports Society, Sergey Fedorov. In his statement addressed to the MIA Head, Fedorov wrote that one of the base's employees was engaged in embezzlement of funds allocated for ice rent. Earlier, the chairman of the Dynamo society Vladimir Strzhalkovsky had accused the club's officials of ineffective management, which allegedly resulted in a debt of 2 billion rubles ($35.4m).

"Nevertheless, we should keep in mind that there is some tension between the hockey club Dynamo and the VFKO Dynamo Central Council, so letters of this kind addressed to the Minister of Internal Affairs from the deputy chairman of the society can not be considered anything else but a means of pressure," stated the website of the club in a message.

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