Water churning runs on the basis of Emirates Team New Zealand In Auckland (New Zealand). If last Monday, the New Zealand team, the current defender of the Copa America, announced the leaking of secrets by some employees, the head of the union this Wednesday, Grant Dalton, To dismiss the embezzlement allegations and ensure that his team fell victim to a scandal.
“We have had direct contact with the police fraud department, working closely with Interpol. We have been able to recover some money,” Dalton explained. “We’ve been victims of scammers. We don’t know who they are and the police, either.”, aadi.
According to the newspaper New Zealand Herald, The Kiwi team fell to the scam by paying one of their suppliers in Europe, Then lose track of money transferred to a bank account in Hungary.
In New Zealand, where sailing is one of the most important sports behind the most important rugby union, the status of TNZ Government, which has launched an internal investigation On operation of equipment.
Country officials indicated in an official document “Structural and financial malfunctioning organization” Of Protector, How “Their unwillingness to share information”.
The government is particularly concerned NZ $ 3 million loan (US $ 1.9 million), as its initial item was subsequently downgraded.
To host the 36th edition of the America’s Cup in Auckland from 6 to 21 March 2021, the New Zealand government and local authorities have already invested 250 million New Zealand dollars (US $ 160.6 million).
Team New Zealand, in a statement, “defended itself clearly against all the spoilers”. It was the second setback of the storm that surfaced last Monday, when the team announced the dismissal of several employees suspected of spying on foreign rivals.
Support for Gopan Freeze Public Cup
Already this Thursday, the New Zealand government announced that it was freezing its financial support to the next edition’s organizing company America’s Cup Events Ltd (ACE), following suspicion of embezzlement by New Zealand.
“It is not among our intentions to make new payments for Ace. We will recheck your status according to the development of the investigation“The Ministry of Enterprise, Innovation and Employment said in a statement.
“ACE and Emirates team support New Zealand Government’s decision To freeze the fund until the conclusion of the investigation, ”ACE said in a tweet.
“Despite this situation, you have no choice anymore, try to resolve it with honesty and transparency.”The Mayor of Auckland responded for his part on New Zealand radio, Phil goff.