Joorabchian denies money-laundering
Carlos Tevez's representative Kia Joorabchian has denied 'any wrongdoing whatsoever' after a Brazilian court reportedly issued an international arrest warrant over allegations of money-laundering. The warrant is said to relate to an investigation at Brazilian club Corinthians, of which Joorabchian's company MSI is a major investor. The reports stated Interpol have been called in to carry out the arrest while Judge Fausto Martin de Sanctis has ordered the club's assets to be frozen and will also investigate international transfers conducted by the club. Joorabchian's company MSI are a major investor in the club and he is currently involved in negotiations for the transfer of Tevez from West Ham to Manchester United. But Joorabchian insists all his financial dealings were cleared by the Brazilian Central Bank. In a statement released to PA Sport, he said: 'The investigation in Brazil has been rumbling on for some considerable time and apparently involves numerous individuals including the president, club officials and partners of Corinthians Football Club. 'I deny any wrongdoing whatsoever. I have co-operated fully with the authorities in Brazil and have previously offered to speak to them directly, an offer that they have not taken up. 'The investigation has been provoked by the desire of a small group of individuals in Brazil to gain control over Corinthians Football Club. All payments made to Corinthians by MSI were cleared through and approved by the Brazilian Central Bank. 'My Brazilian lawyers are instructed urgently to prevent me being personally involved any longer in this dispute. I am advised, and believe this matter will be resolved very shortly.' The Brazilian authorities have also issued an arrest warrant for Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky, who is living in exile in London.