President Duilio Monteiro Alves, former president Andrés Sanchez, advisors André Luiz de Oliveira – presidential candidate due to the situation -, Manoel Ramos Evangelista and businessman Fernando Garcia are being investigated.
The investigation will investigate whether they used the club’s financial resources for private purposes and whether they shared confidential information with third parties inappropriately.
The complaint received by the police accuses fraudulent financial transactions involving players, signings and sponsorships.
The police station ordered the investigation to be carried out by the Division of Investigations into Crimes against the Administration, Combating Corruption and Laundering or Concealment of Assets, Rights and Valuables.
Corinthians attacked the opening of the investigation, in contact with the column.
“Unscrupulous people are once again using anonymity to try, slanderously, to involve the club and third parties in investigations. Not long ago they also acted in a similar way, but, as could only be the case, this apocryphal, unsupported complaint was summarily archived. Now , as it is a mere repetition and given the absolute lack of just cause, it will again also be archived. We are, however, requesting a police investigation to try to discover who made the slanderous report and false report of a crime and what their real reasons are, precisely so that it can be (m) correctly and duly, held responsible”, said the club, in a statement.