Spanish arrests after tennis fixing probe

Europol show some of the items seized as part of a raid on an alleged tennis match-fixing ring

On the action day, 11 house searches were carried out in Spain in which €167,000 in cash was seized, alongside a shotgun, over 50 electronic devices, credit cards, five luxury vehicles and documentation related to the case.

"Fifteen people have been arrested, among them the heads of the organization, and another 68 are under investigation", confirmed the Civil Guard, explaining that the players received bribes in order to fix the results of matches.

It is unclear whether the player is among the arrested or investigated.

The agency said the suspects were warned of the illegality by tennis' integrity body and had been operating since 2017.

Spanish police have arrested 83 people, including 28 professional tennis players, and "dismantled" an organised crime group following an investigation into alleged match-fixing. Each player's match was attended by a member of the Armenian ring, who made sure the player complied with the agreement.

Europol said the players were among 83 people detained by Spain's civil guard, known as Guardia Civil, among them a tennis player who participated in the U.S. Open previous year.

Huawei sacks employee arrested on spying charges
Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday, December. Huawei is a major telecommunications equipment supplier in Canada , while Bradley is the chairman of the 5G Canada Council.

‘Rising star’ officer shot to death while responding to crash
During the search for the suspect, authorities issued a shelter in place order for the UC Davis community and local residents. While Corona was investigating the crash, shots were fired and the she was struck, according to the Davis Police Department.

Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters
Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar lost their appeal Friday against their conviction and seven-year jail sentences . European Union ambassador to Myanmar, Kristian Schmidt, expressed disappointment over the ruling.

The Armenian gang used a professional tennis player as the link between them and other players. Law enforcement began to investigate a Spanish player, which led to the Armenian group.

More than 40 bank accounts used by those allegedly involved with the ring were blocked by authorities.

Twenty-one individuals broke anti-corruption rules with the majority sanctioned for match-fixing or betting offences, while eight lifetime bans were imposed, most notably to Italian former world number 49 Daniele Bracciali for match-fixing and facilitating betting.

A report published last month by an Independent Review Panel recommended there be no live streaming or scoring data offered during games in the lower tiers of the sport.

The report said there were around 14,000 notional professional players in 2018, but that only about 600 earned enough money to cover the annual cost of competing.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Road near Jerusalem puts wall between Israelis, Palestinians
About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built illegally since the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories. Jerusalem al-Quds is already separated from the West Bank by the so-called Israeli "apartheid wall".

Woman's weird illness means she can't hear men's voices
She discovered that Chen was suffering from a condition called 'reverse-slope hearing loss ' or "low-frequency hearing loss". Web Desk: A Chinese woman recently woke up with a rare ear condition that left her unable to hear deepest sounds.

Trump rejects report that he hid details of Putin meetings
Trump added that the Times was a disaster as a newspaper. 'Anybody could have listened to that meeting, it is open for grabs. The inquiry forced counterintelligence investigators to evaluate whether Trump was a potential threat to national security.

Chelsea consider Willian sale, but not Hudson-Odoi
However, Sarri has urged him to stay and fight for his place and moved to condemn Bayern's public pursuit of Chelsea's academy graduate.

High-flying Rams run over Cowboys for first playoff win in McVay era
The Rams will take on the Cowboys and the Saints who own home field advantage will face the Super Bowl defending champion Eagles. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12). "We knew we were going up against a very good team, a very well-coached team".

China's moon rover prepares for a rough ride on the dark side
Chang'e-4 landed within the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin, the largest and deepest impact crater in the solar system. CNSA also released a new panorama image of the far side of the moon's topography.

Munir Joins Sevilla From Barcelona For $1.2M
The Club would like to thank Munir El Haddadi for his dedication and commitment and wishes him all the best for the future. Sevilla had met with Morata's representatives over a potential deal but found the proposed loan move too expensive.

Inexperienced Australians shock India in first ODI
India were defeated by a margin of 34 runs against a resilient Australia in the first One-day International (ODI) on Saturday. Gill, 19, has been selected only for the tour of New Zealand, beginning on January 23 with a one-dayer in Napier.

Bungie ends their partnership with Activision, keeps the rights to Destiny
A year and a half later, the game is going strong thanks to expansive updates , raids, and tons of multiplayer adventures. A tweet from Destiny Community Manager Deej states that future plans for Destiny 2 content have not changed.

Earth's Oceans Are Warming Faster Than Anticipated
The increasing rate of ocean warming "is simply a signature of increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere", Cheng said. Greenhouse gases warm the air and according to scientists, that heat gets absorbed by oceans.

Apple's vision for iPhone is extra cameras
He said the iPhone XR has, in fact, been the most popular iPhone "every single day" since it started shipping out to customers. A manager for the iPhone distributor DoubleRise claims that his company's iPhone discount has nothing to do with Apple.

Deputies agree historic name change for Macedonia
Ahead of the Macedonian vote, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had emphasised the historic importance of the decision. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said the move would "open the doors to the future, Macedonia's European future".

What rain? MS Dhoni continues his training indoors
In an interview to ANI, Rohit said , "Over the years we've seen the kind of presence he has in dressing room & on field". That makes a huge difference. "He even guides the bowlers on where to bowl and helps Kohli with the field placements".

UK PM May: Failure to Back Her Brexit Plan Would Be ‘Catastrophic’
Britain and the European Union reached a hard-won Brexit deal in November, but the agreement has run aground in Parliament. But former Brexit minister Dominic Raab said Britain should be prepared to leave with no arrangement in place.

Resident Evil 2 ‘1-Shot’ Demo Offers 30 Minutes With Leon Kennedy
Bearing the title of "1-Shot Demo " players will be tasked with surviving "the horrors of Raccoon City" for 30 minutes. This demo will be different than the one that Capcom released last month and was exclusively playable on Xbox One.

Other news