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HSV: Wüstefeld contradicts allegations of illegal transactions with cannabis products

Hamburg Allegations of illegal business

HSV board member Wüstefeld contradicts media report

HSV CFO Thomas Wüstefeld in front of the Volkspark Stadium in Hamburg

HSV CFO Thomas Wüstefeld in front of the Volkspark Stadium in Hamburg

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According to a media report, HSV board member Thomas Wüstefeld may be involved in illegal cannabis product transactions. He vehemently disagrees and suspects a campaign.

MMedical entrepreneur and HSV board member Thomas Wüstefeld has denied a report on allegedly illegal drug transactions. “I can assure you that there is nothing to it,” said the 53-year-old CFO of the second division soccer team Hamburger SV on Friday of the German Press Agency. “Behind this is a campaign by competitors,” assured Wüstefeld.

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The news magazine “Spiegel” reported that Wüstefeld started manufacturing cannabis products three years ago and offered oils containing cannabidiol as medical products. The Hamburg authority for justice and consumer protection is now examining whether the sale could have been illegal.

The drugs are said to have come on the market via a Luxembourg company. In 2020, according to the report, the authorities there banned distribution and ordered a recall. Swiss control authorities have also found that the products “do not meet the basic requirements for medical devices,” it said.

The public prosecutor’s office confirms receipt of a complaint

The Hamburg authority for justice and consumer protection also got involved, but after the first check did not feel responsible because the manufacturer was based in Luxembourg. But now the authority is taking action, since Wüstefeld is now said to be selling its oils through a branch in the Netherlands. You are in contact with the authorities there, a spokesman told the “Spiegel”.

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Meanwhile, chief prosecutor Liddy Oechtering confirmed to the “Hamburger Abendblatt” on Friday that a complaint against Wüstefeld had been received. She is now recorded in the system and has infidelity as a central charge of the crime. That, too, is an old story that has nothing to do with it, said Wüstefeld. Oechtering said the facts are now being examined. Whether the public prosecutor sees an initial suspicion and initiates an investigation is not yet clear.

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