Match fixing

By Mark Hovell

Match-fixing cases tend to be messy. They can result in three (possibly four if the player has endorsement contracts) sets of legal proceedings all running at once.

In the recently publicised football cases, we’ve already seen the National Crime Agency start the criminal proceedings, with a number of arrests being made. The charges are based around conspiracy to defraud.

The Football Association (FA) will review its rules on betting and integrity and look to potentially charge the participants (which includes registered agents), but if the John Terry racism case was anything to go by it may wait until after the outcome of the criminal proceedings. A lengthy wait…

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