Sunday, 20 January, 2019

Spain arrests players in match-fixing investigation

Spanish authorities arrest 28 tennis players in match-fixing probe Spain arrests players in match-fixing investigation
Rita Gibson | 13 January, 2019, 16:03

The players allegedly received about $US1000 per match for losing specific points or games in 17 Futures and Challenger tournaments in Spain.

"The agents then centered their investigation on a Spanish tennis player and were able to unravel the complex network surrounding them".

Eleven house searches were carried out in Spain, with €167,000 (£151,000/$193,000) in cash seized, alongside a shotgun, five luxury vehicles, credit cards and relevant documents.

According to the European Union police agency, Europol, "the suspects bribed professional players to guarantee pre-determined results and used the identities of thousands of citizens to bet on the pre-arranged game".

Spanish police have arrested 83 people, including 28 professional tennis players, and "dismantled" an organised crime group following an investigation into alleged match-fixing.

Some 80 people are being investigated by Spanish police over suspected tennis match-fixing (file picture).

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The Civil Guard said that the operation had been prompted by complaints from the Tennis Integrity Unit, the sport's anti-corruption body.

One of the 28 professional players took part in the last US Open, authorities revealed.

Fornell-Mestres was handed a provisional suspension from the sport at the end of past year following an investigation into what the TIU described as "alleged breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program".

'Our officers have proved the group had been operating since February 2017 and estimate that they had earned millions through the operation, ' added the Civil Guard's statement. The statement doesn't name any of the individuals who have been investigated or detained. Forty-two bank accounts have been frozen.

Police accused Spanish player Marc Fornell-Mestres - whose highest career singles ranking was 236th in 2007 - of acting as the link between players and the Armenian ring that bribed them for betting purposes.

Earlier, Belgian police arrested an Armenian-Belgian gang that also dealt in fixing matches.

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