Former Manchester United Star Charged With Alleged Involvement in £4.7M Cryptocurrency Fraud Ring

Former Manchester United Star Charged With Alleged Involvement in £4.7M Cryptocurrency Fraud Ring

  • Anderson who retired from football prematurely at the age of 31 has been charged for his alleged involvement in a fraud
  • The former Manchester United midfielder was named among eight persons who allegedly laundered money from stock exchange
  • A probe ‘Operation Cryptoshow’ claim the ring has been charged for their involvement in a £4.7million fraud

A former Manchester United midfielder Anderson has been reportedly charged with an alleged involvement in a £4.7million cryptocurrency fraud ring.

Tribal Football are reporting that the 33-year-old who won four Premier League titles with Manchester United is among eight people currently under investigation.

It was gathered that they have been charged for aggravated theft, fraud and money laundering by a state prosecutor.

Former Manchester United Star Charged With Alleged Involvement in £4.7M Cryptocurrency Fraud Ring
Anderson fingered in cryptocurrency fraud ring. Photo: Michael Regan
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Further reports claim the group laundered cash from the stock exchange illegally through the use of cryptocurrency.

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The investigation has been tagged ‘Operation Cryptoshow’, however the player has denied involvement and is ready to clear his name.

Anderson’s lawyer Julio Cezar Coitinho Junior told Globo via SunSport:

“We have not been summoned. It is hard to talk right now.
“There is an investigation under way. Anderson has said he is aware. But Anderson is going to prove he was a victim, not an accomplice. That is his position."

The Brazilian spent nearly eight years at Manchester United between 2007 and 2015. Sir Alex Ferguson splashed out £25million to sign the former midfielder from Porto.

In September 2019, Anderson retired from active football at the age of 31 having left Turkish second-division side Adana Demirspor.

He decided to quit active football early after struggling to earn a starting spot for Adana. In the 2019-20 campaign, he featured for 45 minutes in August, and failed to make their match-day squads.

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At the international scene, Anderson was capped eight times by Brazil’s Selecao, as well as winning the Copa America in 2007 ahead of United switch from Porto. earlier reported that according to Manchester United technical director Darren Fletcher, Mason Greenwood does not want to play as the main striker in the team, Mirror.

The 19-year-old produced a classic performance in United's 5-1 thrashing of Leeds United in the opening day fixture played at Old Trafford. The England international scored a well-taken goal after meeting up with a delightful pass from Paul Pogba down the left.

The Red Devils have several options in the attack with the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Edison Cavani.


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