Date: 2 months ago   Category: Sport

In Spain 28 tennis players were arrested on the case of fixed matches — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com/Bai Xue the National guard of Spain arrested 83 persons on suspicion of fixed tennis matches, including 28 professional players, the press service of police of the EU (Europol) reports. Investigation was conducted since 2017, suspect the Armenian criminal community of the organization of these matches. "Investigation was begun in 2017 when the Anti-corruption service of tennis (TIU) reported about unusual events during the ITF Futures and Challenger tournaments. Suspects bribed professional players to guarantee in advance stipulated result then they used data of thousands of citizens for commission of rates on these matches. The Armenian organized criminal group used professional tennis players who were a link between them and the rest of group" — it is said in the statement. Searches passed in houses of 11 people during which €167 thousand by cash and also a shot-gun, 50 electronic devices, credit cards, five luxury cars and documents connected with business were withdrawn. 42 bank accounts were frozen. Names of tennis players are not disclosed.

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