US coach picked up in money laundering scheme
US Men's speed coach Andreas Evers was questioned by police and a judge after landing in Munich Tuesday (Dec. 4) in a case of money laundering.
According to reports in Diepresse Evers' unnamed girlfriend had been charged, convicted in a Vienna court and jailed in a case involving the embezzlement of 7.6million Euros. She reportedly had filed a complaint against the coach after being released having served 30 months of a four-year sentence. The court then issued a detention motion against Evers.
Evers, according to Diepresse, had filed an extensive confession of knowledge of the case. A judge reportedly questioned him and saw no reason for further detention. He was released, allowed to retain his passport and apparently ordered not to impede further investigation.
A spokeman for the US Ski Team said the team was aware of the situation but planned no action at this point.