Ex-agent accuses Lewandowski of tax fraud, demands compensation

Cezary Kucharski, the former agent of Robert Lewandowski has notified the German tax authorities about irregularities in the settling of accounts in the Bayern Munich striker’s Polish company, the German weekly Der Spiegel wrote on Friday.

Der Spiegel stated that Mr Kucharski was trying to coerce his ex-client to pay him a compensation amounting to EUR 9 mln (PLN 39 mln). In turn, Mr Lewandowski and his aides considered these claims groundless and accused the manager of blackmail, libel and harassment.

According to the German journalists, the money transferred to the RL Management company account was used for private purposes. Furthermore, in their opinion, there are documents proving that Robert Lewandowski was transferring funds from his German accounts to the Polish ones, unbeknownst to the German tax authorities.

Another thread in the case is the loan granted for the wife of the footballer, Anna, who was to receive EUR 2.5 mln from RL Management. According to the revelations of Der Spiegel, she was no longer required to pay it back, which made the whole amount disappear from the company’s balance while the money was sent to another private account.

Lewandowski’s representative commented on the matter, stating that all personal and corporate tax settlements of Robert Lewandowski “are always conducted in accordance with the law”, while a licensed German tax advisor is in charge of correctness of settlements made in that country. It was also pointed out that no lawsuit has been filled yet, contrary to the allegations made by Der Spiegel journalists.

According to the representative, Cezary Kucharski is trying to coerce Robert Lewandowski to pay funds he is not entitled to receive. His actions are considered as “an attempt to exert pressure on us by slandering Robert Lewandowski's reputation and creating a fictitious image of the case, which would in the future affect the perception of this case by the court”.