Gold Coast man charged over alleged match fixing

A Gold Coast man has been charged, after allegations of match fixing and subsequent betting in Victoria.

It follows an 18 month investigation involving the Queensland Police, Victoria Police Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit (SIIU), Purana Taskforce and Organised Crime Squad.

It’s believed the pair were involved in match fixing behaviour in a third tier match of Australian Soccer.


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Dandenong Thunder was atop the NPL East ladder at the end of the 2017 season, when they lost a 2-nil lead to draw with third placed Melbourne City.

Queensland Police will allege the 52-year-old facilitated match fixing conduct.

Another 54-year-old Victorian man was also charged as a result of the investigation, for allegedly engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome, as well as facilitating conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome.

Both men will face court on March 29, the Gold Coast man at Southport Magistrates Court, and the other man at Melbourne Magistrates Court.

The SIIU was established in 2013 and has focused on the collection, analysis and appropriate sharing of intelligence relating to sporting integrity issues in Victoria.

The unit continues to work with sporting bodies to enhance knowledge and awareness of identified sports integrity issues.

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