Match-fixing investigation ‘enables NCA to prove it means business’, says Eversheds
Eversheds has commented on the arrests of six men in relation to match fixing in the lower UK football divisions, saying that the investigation provides a chance for the National Crime Agency (NCA) to prove it means business.
Neill Blundell, partner and head of fraud at Eversheds, said: ‘This is one of the first investigations conducted by the newly launched NCA, the UK’s equivalent of the FBI. They will want to show they mean business and, with a remit of tacking organised crime, will see corruption in sport as a worthy cause.
‘The organised criminal gangs look like they have targeted the lower leagues as the top leagues are probably too difficult to infiltrate and too expensive to influence. It may have been easy pickings.’
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