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Former Man. Utd Midfielder, Anderson Accused Of Money Laundering

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Former Manchester United midfielder, Anderson has been accused of laundering £4.7million through cryptocurrencies in Brazil.

The 33-year-old was named by Brazilian newspaper Globo as one of eight people under investigation by a state prosecutor into a scheme designed to divert 35 million Brazilian reals (£4.7m) from the state stock exchange and launder money using cryptocurrencies.

The state prosecutor did not name the individuals involved although Globo said it had confirmed Anderson was being investigated for his role in the scheme.

The report said the individuals under investigation had been accused of committing crimes including theft, belonging to a criminal organisation and the laundering of goods, property or valuables.

The investigation, named Crpytoshow, dates back to over a year ago, when the state prosecutor issued 13 search and seizure warrants in the region of Porto Alegre. Anderson’s apartment was one of the buildings that was searched.

Anderson told Globo he has been investing in cryptocurrencies since 2019 and confirmed his company had sold bitcoins to one of the companies involved but stressed he did not know the money had come from illegal sources.

Anderson’s lawyer, Julio Cezar Coitinho Junior, said Anderson ‘will prove he was a victim, not a participant’.

Anderson, 33, is from the southern Brazil city of Porto Alegre and began his career with local side Gremio in 2006 before moving to Porto two years later and then to United.

After leaving United in 2015, a year after spending a season on loan with Fiorentina, he returned to his home city to join Gremio’s fierce rivals Internacional.

The Globo report said the investigation claims the group embezzled 30million reals from the bank account of a large corporation via 11 electronic transfers to six companies in four Brazilian states.

The money was then allegedly laundered within Brazil and abroad via cryptocurrencies.

Anderson, who retired from football in 2020, spent seven years with United and scored in their shootout victory over Chelsea in the 2008 Champions League final.

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Accra Is Second Most Expensive City In The World : Survey

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Ghana’s capital city, Accra, is the second most expensive city in the world in terms of the property price to income ratio, according to Numbeo.

Numbeo, a crowd-sourced global database of reported consumer prices, perceived crime rates, quality of health care, and other statistics, explained that the Price to Income Ratio is the basic measure for apartment purchase affordability.
It is generally calculated as the ratio of median apartment prices to median familial disposable income, expressed as years of income,” the site stated.

This comes amidst agitations about the city’s high cost of property prices, contributing to the #FixTheCountry Movement.

Accra is ahead of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Shenzhen (China), Moscow (Russia), Paris (France) as well as many other world-class cities.

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Ghana Will Dominate African Football Very Soon : Kurt Okraku

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GFA President, Kurt Okraku has promised that Ghana will dominate African football.

Speaking at a breakfast meeting with the visiting CAF President, Patrice Motesphe, and other dignitaries, the GFA President was bullish in his expectations for the country’s football teams.

“Very soon Ghana will be dominant on the African continent”

He explained that this was based on the performance of the U-20 side, the Black Starlets, who won the U20 African Cup of Nations earlier this year.

He then reminded the attendees that the success of the senior team, the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup was based on investment in grassroots and juvenile football.

He concluded with the proclamation,

“Ghana must always be at the apex of the sport”

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UCL: Chelsea Thrash Malmo But Lukaku And Werner Pick Up Injuries

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Chelsea thrashed Malmo in the Champions League but lost strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to first-half injuries.

Andreas Christensen volleyed the Blues ahead from Thiago Silva’s cross for his first goal for the club.

Lukaku was fouled – and injured – for a penalty which Jorginho scored, and Werner then pulled up while running.

Kai Havertz dinked home Chelsea’s third and Jorginho added another spot-kick for the European champions, who are second in Group H behind Juventus.

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