Prosecutors believe the attack on the club's team bus was motivated by financial greed, rather than terrorism. They say the man identified as "Sergei W" wanted to drive down the club's share price and make a profit on the stock market.
Federal prosecutors are handing off their investigation into April's attack on the Borussia Dortmund soccer team's bus. They have decided that there was no "terrorist" motive.
Though prosecutors call him "highly suspicious," suspect Sergei W.'s lawyer has said his client is innocent. German media have reported that material examination has provided no explicit proof of guilt.
Investigators have found handwritten notes incriminating the BVB bombing suspect, say two German newspapers. Sergei W. denies targeting the soccer team's bus ahead of a Champions League game last month.
A preliminary hearing has ruled that a 28-year-old German-Russian suspect in the Borussia Dortmund football bus bombing can be kept in detention awaiting trial. Police suspect he bet on a fall in the club's share price.
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