The association published on its own website an interview with CEO Jennifer Kettemann, in which he admitted that irregularities had been discovered in the financial books. “Unfortunately, during inspections in recent weeks we have discovered significant irregularities in the financial and commercial sectors. Not only simple errors, which can occur anywhere, but also deceptions and misrepresentations in our books,” Kettemann explained.

Suspected fraud in Rhein-neckar-Löwen: the club reacts

She “immediately acted in close coordination with the supervisory board.” The club also had “personal consequences.” The general director highlighted that they are in the process of “processing incidents as quickly and completely as possible.” The finance and sales team has been reorganized “to do everything possible to ensure things like this don't happen again.”

According to information from “sports photoThe club has already taken legal action over suspected fraud. There were previously rumors of financial issues at the Lions surrounding the move of top star Juri Knorr. At the beginning of March the “Mannheim tomorrow“ informs that Deputy CEO Sebastian Grüne has been removed from his position.

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