OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) Former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for embezzlement and tax evasion.
Mamic was not in court in the eastern town of Osijek when the verdict was read on Wednesday. He left for Bosnia ahead of the sentencing and described the verdict as ”shameful.”
Mamic was accused with three other former officials of embezzling 15 million euros ($17.6 million) through fictitious deals made during transfers of several former Dinamo players to foreign clubs, including Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren.
Mamic was also found guilty of tax evasion worth 1.6 million euros.
His brother Zoran was sentenced to 4 years, 11 months in prison.