Perth Glory and a mining company chaired by the soccer club’s owner, Tony Sage, say they are not at the centre of a federal police investigation following a raid on their offices.
The club and Cape Lambert Resources were among several business and residential properties in Perth and Sydney associated with Mr Sage that were raided by the Australian Federal Police on Wednesday.
It’s understood police spent several hours at the Perth Glory and Cape Lambert offices, which are housed in the same building in Leederville.
Cape Lambert said in a statement lodged with the Australian Securities Exchange on Thursday that the raids were not directly related to its business.
“The company believes the matters relating to the execution of these warrants are not related to its business and have co-operated with the AFP fully,” Cape Lambert said.
“Where appropriate, the company will continue to co-operate with the AFP, so as to ensure the resolution of this matter in a timely fashion.”
A Perth Glory statement said the club was also not directly linked to the investigation.
"Perth Glory, which is within an office complex shared with other non-related companies, was not served with a warrant, nor was its office entered by the authorities," the statement
"It believes the matters relating to the execution of these warrants are not related to its business in any way."The AFP said the searches were part of its ongoing investigation in partnership with commonwealth agencies including the Australian Crime Commission, Australian Tax Office and Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
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