Game-fix­ing probe yields re­sults

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A probe into ir­reg­u­lar bet­ting has re­sulted in eight peo­ple be­ing charged with break­ing gam­bling laws, ju­di­cial of­fi­cials said yes­ter­day. The eight gam­blers were charged with frau­drelated of­fenses for bet­ting on soc­cer matches that they knew had been fixed, while an­other seven sus­pects are also be­ing in­ves­ti­gated af­ter al­legedly mak­ing over 15,000 eu­ros each from state-con­trolled soc­cer pools. Team of­fi­cials and play­ers are due to give tes­ti­mony later this year to the ju­di­cial com­mit­tee in­ves­ti­gat­ing a re­port from UEFA, Euro­pean soc­cer’s gov­ern­ing body, which cited ir­reg­u­lar bet­ting pat­terns in 41 games in 2009 and 2010. The com­mit­tee is also in­ves­ti­gat­ing sus­pi­cious bets placed on on­line gam­bling sites.

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