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Costa Rica's Olympic Committee plays down police search of offices

Costa Rica's Olympic Committee plays down police search of offices

Costa Rica's Olympic Committee said on Monday that its work had not been affected by a police search of the group's offices last week, saying it was related to fraud allegations against a former committee president, Jorge Nery Carvajal.
In a press statement, the committee said that investigative agents searched the offices on Friday and took away documents, receipts, accounting information and computers.
It described the search as "a normal step in a legal proceeding."
Danny Valverde, a former administrator for the committee, filed a complaint against Nery Carvajal, saying he had falsified documents and engaged in fraudulent management of the organization.
Nery Carvajal, who has denied the accusations, said the complaint "deeply damages the Olympic movement."