Spanish Police Arrest 15, Seize Cash In Tennis Rigging Plot
Law360 (January 10, 2019, 12:27 PM EST) -- Police in Spain have arrested 15 people, including several professional tennis players, in connection with an international match-fixing scheme in which an Armenian gang bribed athletes to make millions from online betting, authorities said Thursday.
The organized criminal network allegedly paid bribes for tennis players to throw matches at set scores, and then attended games to ensure the tennis professionals stuck to the plan, Europol, the European Union’s police agency, said in a release. Police seized almost $200,000 in euros and a shotgun when they searched 11 homes, and almost 50 bank accounts have been frozen.
Once the games were rigged, Armenian gang members hijacked the personal data...
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