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Ukraine FA head arrested over fraud and money laundering allegations

Andriy Pavelko and association’s general secretary Yuri Zapisotsky accused of ‘embezzling’ funds related to construction of an artificial grass factory

Two leading officials in Ukraine’s football association, including its head, have been arrested over fraud and money laundering allegations relating to the construction of an artificial grass factory.

Andriy Pavelko, the president of the Ukraine FA, and Yuri Zapisotsky, the association’s general secretary, are accused of “embezzling” 26.5m Ukrainian Hryvnia (£600,000).

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