A MESSAGE on a social networking page belonging to former Pompey chairman Vladimir Antonov insists he is a victim of politics as he faces allegations of a £250m bank fraud in Lithuania.
In an extraordinary post on his Facebook page, the co-owner of Convers Sports Initiatives – or someone using his profile – vows to clear his name over alleged financial crimes at Lithuanian bank AB Bankas Snoras and expressed his shock over the claims.
He resigned as Pompey chairman on Tuesday.
Written in broken English on his page, where Mr Antonov has previously posted, the post says wrote: ‘My action is very simple.
‘To avoid any difficulties for CSI subsidiaries like PFC and to bring smooth and solid investor shortly! CSI voluntary appointed administrator. Further information and our (me and Mr Baranauskas statements) will be available via YouTube early next week.
‘Cozz everybody probably imagine how shocked we been after this absolutely unexpected action against the group by Lithuania. We will do our best to keep you posted ASAP and this is pure political case and I’m going to prove it shortly!
‘Also I’ll do my best to keep you all happy in CSI world with new proper people and to make it smooth and gentle! I’m very sorry that this people destroyed everything I build in 15 years just in 15 minutes. My apologies to all who affected of that.’