clean handsThe Council Chamber in Brussels will decide today whether former Anderlecht manager Hermann van Hollsbeck, 67, can go home, or whether he should stay in the crowded Sint Gillies prison for at least another month. His lawyers pulled out all stops this afternoon to release him. A verdict tonight is expected as soon as possible.
If Van Holsbeek is released by the council chamber today, he may not leave prison until tomorrow anyway, because the attorney general has 24 hours to appeal. Van Holsbeek was arrested last Tuesday at his home in Percel. Contrary to previous reports, it is not about irregularities in the capture of Anderlecht, but rather about his role in the transfers of Yuri Tillmans, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba. Transfers that would have been played by HVH in a joint collaboration with broker Christophe Henrotay.
Van Holzbeck is not the type to cry in his cell. Continue to fight.
unjustly, according to his attorneys Alexander Willmott and Daniel Sprotels. “The facts for which Mr. Van Holsbeek was arrested have been known since September 2019. They remain exactly the same and we do not understand why he was arrested last week.” Criminal lawyers do not want to say that the investigators want to pressure Van Holsbeek to admit to this cell stay. “People say it fast, but I refuse to say it,” Sprotels said. “It would be very dangerous if that was the intent of the investigators, but again I refuse to say that,” he added. Van Holsbeeck’s defense itself makes the link with other files you share with our football. “57 people have been charged. 57! And there is only one man now in prison. It’s not normal, is it?”
His lawyer, Daniel Sprotels, explained before the hearing that although he was put in jail with most of the older detainees, his stay was not a pleasant journey. It seems that “like any detainee, he is going through hard times with the conditions there, but he is resisting.” “He has health problems and has been hospitalized for several days in Spain. But Mr. Van Holbeck is not the type to cry in his cell. He continues to fight.”
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