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Twelve charged in Czech betting probe

September 12, 2013
By Kristan Heneage

Police in the Czech Republic have charged 12 people suspected of match-fixing and illegal betting in games taking place in the country, the Unit for Combating Corruption and Financial Crime (UOKFK) has said.

Police raided 15 homes and other premises while over 20 more people were brought in for questioning.

Roman Berbr of the Czech football association (FACR) had announced that his organisation had “received conclusive evidence in October last year that betting manipulation was taking place in the lower leagues."

Berbr added: “The FACR has cooperated on this, and for that reason I do not think this should be seen as a dark day for Czech football.”

The Czech police revealed they are working with their Slovak colleagues on the case.