German Prosecutors Search Offices Of Fourth Division Side Kickers Offenbach
The offices of German fourth division football club Kickers Offenbach "have been searched by prosecutors," according to the SID. The club said in a statement that the prosecutors have examined "all fiscal years since 2010, which are related to the club's professional football department." Local media outlets reported that "the partially armed prosecutors even searched cars that were parked infront of the stadium as well as the private home of Managing Dir David Fischer." In addition, the prosecutors "searched the homes of former Managing Dir Thomas Kalt and Jörg Hambückers." They "seized documents and laptops." The reason for the operation "was the self-indictment of long-term VP Kalt." He "wanted to prove his innocence in regards to the drastically increased debt of the club" (from €4.7M ($6.3M) to €9.1M ($12.2M)) (SID, 8/8).