Five charged for fraud

The Southland Times - - Sport -

Bel­gian au­thor­i­ties have charged five peo­ple in re­la­tion to a mas­sive fi­nan­cial fraud and match-fix­ing probe into foot­ball. Four were charged with be­long­ing to a crim­i­nal or­gan­i­sa­tion and cor­rup­tion, while a fifth per­son was charged with money laun­der­ing. Pros­e­cu­tors said match-fix­ing al­le­ga­tions cen­tred on the rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle from the top flight Jupiler League last sea­son. Be­cause of the scan­dal, Bel­gian foot­ball’s sec­ond divi­sion de­cided to scrap this week­end’s games. There are no fix­tures in the first divi­sion be­cause a series of in­ter­na­tional matches are slated.

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