Finnish millionaire reported by Interpol: Business adrift

Thomas Zilliacus will not become the owner of Inter Milan.

Thomas Zilliacus photographed in 2010. Antti Puskala

Finn Thomas Zilliacus announces that he no longer intends to buy the major soccer club Inter Milan.

Instead, the businessman is focused on “clearing his name of the false and malicious accusations” that have been made against him.

XXI Century Capital, an investment company managed by Zilliacus, submitted a purchase offer for Inter in November. According to him, the shops were “very close”.

Zilliacus writes in his announcement that some of the investors who had signed the agreement to participate in the acquisition of Inter withdrew from the process after hearing about the accusations.

Financial media Bloomberg previously reported that an arrest warrant and an Interpol red notice have been issued for the Finn in Singapore.

A Singaporean of The Straits Times according to the country’s police, they suspect that Zilliacus was involved in providing false financial figures for the social media company Yuuzoo.

Police also say Zilliacus has refused to return to Singapore.

The millionaire himself has completely denied the allegations.

– The police claimed in an article in the Singaporean press that I, the current chairman of the board, one former board member and the former CFO had refused to return to Singapore, Zilliacus said to Iltalehti a week ago.

– In my case, the statement is completely wrong. I totally deny that. On the contrary, I have always been there when asked, and now I have not been asked. It is quite special that such actions are taken.