The agent players Mogi Bayat, the former lawyer Laurent Denis and CFO Thierry Mechelen Steemans were released after paying bail, said Tuesday the federal prosecution. The three men, who were charged with investigating fraud in football, were expected to appear in front of Tongeren’s chambers on Friday.
The investigating judge therefore decided to conditionally release the player agent Mogi Bayat against a deposit of 150,000 euros. ” It’s a big, big, great joy, ” confirms Jean-Philippe Mainz, Mogi Bayat’s lawyer. ” My client actually came out of jail this afternoon. We could organize this exit discreetly. We did not want the presence of the press because Mr. Bayat is forbidden to speak to the press .
” This release is a positive point. It is the result of a war that we waged to assail the investigating judge with requests and information in this direction, “continues Me Mainz, who defends the famous player agent with his colleague Tom Bauwens.
Velgan, the repented
Another player agent, Dejan Velgan, was released on bail last week after signing a “repentant” status with the federal prosecutor. ” We also see that Dejan Velgan has never worked with Mogi Bayat. The role we wanted to give to Mr. Bayat may not be exactly what we announced, “says Mainz. ” The investigating judge followed our last request for release made two days ago. He considered, having regard to the length of the detention, that Mr. Bayat had not been questioned for 23 days, that it was no longer necessary to keep him in prison. Thus the examining magistrate did not wait until Friday, when a new hearing was held before the council chamber.