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    2 charged in English match-fixing probe

    Nov 29, 2013

    TWO men were charged Thursday (Friday, Manila time) with conspiracy to defraud in connection with a suspected Singapore-based international betting syndicate which allegedly fixed non-league soccer matches in England.

    The National Crime Agency, which is leading the investigation, said a seventh person had also been arrested following an undercover operation by Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper. He has been released on bail with the four others.

    An undercover operation by Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper led to the arrests of Singaporean nationals Chann Sankaran, 33 and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, 43.

    Both men are facing ten years in prison after being charged with conspiring to defraud bookmakers "by influencing the course of football matches and placing bets thereon" between Nov. 1-26.

     

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