Borussia Dortmund

Bomb attack on German soccer team was thought to be terror. Prosecutors now call it part of a get-rich-quick scheme

Bomb attack on German soccer team was thought to be terror. Prosecutors now call it part of a get-rich-quick scheme

A 28-year-old Russian immigrant in Germany was arrested on Friday and charged with attempted murder for a bungled attack last week against one of the country’s top soccer teams, in what authorities say was a nefarious attempt to drive the club’s share price down through a stock market gambling scheme.

Despite various claims of responsibility by Islamic State, as well as far-right extremists in Germany for the April 11 attack that seriously wounded one player and a police officer, police say that simple greed was behind the three explosions that hit the Borussia Dortmund team bus.

It was a bizarre twist to resolve what was an unsettling mystery behind the attack, which had kept...

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