BREMEN, Germany (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — German police have conducted a search of CTS Eventim's offices as a part of an investigation into how tens of thousands of tickets to the 2006 World Cup made their way to the black market.
A spokesman for the ticketing company confirmed the surprise raid by the Munich Public Prosecutor to German press. According to German news organization dpa, investigators had previously conducted a similar similar search at the headquarters of the German Football Association (DFB) in Frankfurt and cited documents seized in that raid in connection to the raid on Eventim.
"We will do everything, to clear this matter up," a spokesman for CTS told the German press.
German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that more than 70,000 tickets to the 2006 World Cup made their way to the black market. A spokesman for the Munich Public Prosecutor said that they were looking at specific employees at CTS Eventim and DFB and that they considered the company to be a victim in the affair.
The Agency CTS Eventim is the ticketing partner for DFB and will also handle tickets for the women's World Championship next year again, ticket sales for which, have just commenced. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers