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Those “Sensationalized” Traffic Violations Regarding Leo Komarov

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

The Maple Leafs insist Leo Komarov has “co-operated” with Finnish authorities regarding criminal charges stemming from a “sensationalized” 2014 traffic accident.

Komarov, who rejoined the Leafs last season on a four-year deal, is facing four total counts brought by the city of Espoo’s District Court. Finnish media outlets say the 28-year-old was accused of causing a “traffic hazard” and of “falsifying information to police” about personal income related to undisclosed fines for the incident.

The Helsinki Times reported the Leafs forward could face up to six months in jail for his alleged part in the accident and an additional three months if he wasn’t truthful to investigators. A trial date has been set for August.

“We are aware of the circumstances surrounding Leo’s traffic violation,” Leafs assistant general manager Kyle Dubas said in a statement on Friday. “Reports overseas have been sensationalized due to Leo’s celebrity status, but he has co-operated with the authorities and we are confident this matter will be resolved soon.”

continued plus more Leafs talk...

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