Integrity In Sport Update: significant illegal betting crack-downs across S.E. Asia
Two illegal gambling networks involving South Korean nationals have been disrupted in South-East Asia. In Vietnam, members of an illegal online sports betting ring were fined and ordered to be deported while in Thailand, three online gambling dens were raided.
In another development, the Danish Football Association (DBU) has called for more resources for police investigating match-fixing, stiffer penalties for those found guilty and the establishment of a 'special court with specialised knowledge' for sports corruption cases.
The investigators of the French Professional Football League (LFP) auditioned players and staff who worked for Nimes football club during last season. The hearing was conducted by Francois Jaspart et Rene Bruger and focused on the Caen-Nimes match as well as the other games allegedly fixed. The individuals auditioned included administrators of the club, Rani Assaf and Rabah Tagmi; former players, Bouby, Gragnic, Poulain, Boche, Ogounbiyi and Merville; the team’s staff, the former deputy Michel Benezet and former sports coordinator Stéphane Duprat. Former coach René Marsiglia and former president Jean-Marc Conrad will also be auditioned.
The investigative commission is due to submit its report in March.
Source: "Foot / Matches suspects : les Nîmois entendus par la Ligue", 28 January 2015, Midi Libre, https://www.midilibre.fr/2015/01/28/foot-matches-suspects-les-nimois-entendus-par-la-ligue,1117520.php,1117520.php
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