Liverpool star accused of perjury
A mad story has been reported in the Croatian press over the weekend.
It’s being claimed that Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren and Luka Modric’s mother-in-law could both be sent to jail.
They stand accused of lying under oath with regards to an ongoing case involving Dinamo Zagreb.
Dinamo Zagreb & Zdravko Mamic
The main case is against Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic.
He stands accused of embezzlement and tax fraud in Croatia.
Mamic is alleged to have doctored the books at Dinamo with regards to deals involving Modric’s move to Tottenham and Lovren’s move to Lyon.
In both cases it’s claimed that documents were signed after the deals were completed in order for the parties to unlawfully enrich themselves.
Did Dejan Lovren lie?
Regarding the specifics of Dejan Lovren’s case, ESPN have reported the following:
The reports say that an annex was signed in a contract that entitled Lovren to 50 percent of the compensation of his transfer from Dinamo Zagreb to French side Lyon in 2010.
As part of his testimony, Lovren claimed the annex was inserted before his transfer to Lyon, but prosecutors have alleged, based on evidence, that the annex was signed after the defender’s move and then backdated.
If Lovren is found guilty of lying to the court, the Liverpool defender faces up to five years in jail for perjury.
Lovren will appear in court this week in Croatia to face further questioning in the ongoing court case.
Luka Modric’s mother-in-law
Vesna Juraic, the mother-in-law of Real Madrid star Luka Modric, is also accused of lying under oath.
Vesna Juraic was the accountant for Dinamo Zagreb and she’s also being charged with giving false testimony.