Former head of Poland's FA faces probe

Former head of Poland's FA faces probe

Published Nov. 19, 2009 2:39 p.m. ET

A prosecutor says the former head of Poland's football association was questioned on suspicion he obstructed court-ordered proceedings toward an indebted club.

Jerzy Kasiura of the prosecutors' office in Wroclaw says Michal Listkiewicz is suspected of having ordered a money transfer of some 7 million zlotys ($2.6 million) to be made in 2000 from the Polish FA to the account of a sports firm. A court had earmarked that money for the cash-strapped Widzew Lodz club instead.

Kasiura said Thursday that Listkiewicz denied the charges and was released on 60,000 zlotys ($22,000) bail pending further proceedings.

If convicted, he could face up to eight years in prison.