Byrom Group Statement
Byrom Group of Companies are delighted to announce that Ray Whelan has been fully exonerated of all charges levelled against him by the Brazilian Authorities in relation to Operação Jules Rimet.
On 10 February, the 6th Criminal Chamber of the Tribunal de Justiça in Rio de Janeiro closed Ray Whelan’s case. In its decision, the court stated that there was no evidence to support the accusations brought forward by police authorities and the Prosecutor’s Office against Ray Whelan.
From the outset MATCH Hospitality and MATCH Services cooperated with the Brazilian authorities, whilst holding the belief that the judicial process would find Ray Whelan innocent of all charges.
This brings to a close an extremely difficult period for Ray Whelan and the Byrom Group of Companies. Whilst there is an appeal period still running we respectfully ask that no requests for statements are made from the company.