Sports
17th February 2021
Former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller is accused of heading a criminal syndicate after police allegedly found $2 million of the drug ice hidden inside candles. Mr Miller, 45, is one of two men arrested during early morning police raids in Sydney’s inner west today. Detectives from the State Crime Command’s… Read More
17th February 2021
The UK government has been told it must be “much more proactive” and “urgently” address the involvement of a suspected crime boss in professional boxing. Last week Daniel Kinahan confirmed he is organising “multiple world title fights”, insisting that allegations of criminality are part of a… Read More
11th February 2021
Tempers flared at the House ethics committee after members of a defunct watchdog set up to clean the island’s sports, mainly football, blamed its outgoing chairman of its demise. Chairman Andreas Papacharalambous submitted his resignation on Tuesday, accusing the government and political parties of not having the will to tackle… Read More
10th February 2021
One of Malta’s most prolific Nigerian footballing imports, Sunday Eboh, has been charged with four others in a romance fraud case. Eboh, Maltese national Alexandra Pace, Nigerian nationals Collins Eguavoen, Marvis Iyeke and Tony Ogbonna were arrested late Monday night to be charged with money laundering. Police said that an… Read More
2nd February 2021
The murky world of professional boxing is under fresh scrutiny as a BBC Panorama investigation claims to have found clear evidence that “a suspected organised crime boss is still working at the top of world boxing”. Daniel Kinahan’s involvement at the highest level of the fight game in Britain,… Read More
21st December 2020
The number of cases of suspected match-fixing in esports has more than doubled in 2020 amid fears that Covid-19 has contributed to a surge in corruption in competitive video gaming. Criminal gangs – including mafia groups and Chinese triads – are among those orchestrating corruption in esports. Esports – competitive… Read More
14th December 2020
A confidential UEFA-commissioned report into the transfer market concluded money-laundering was widespread and “dominant agents” were exploiting a failure to enforce rules banning third-party ownership. A summary of the 2018 report that was never published but has been seen by the Guardian indicates it made eight recommendations to help rectify… Read More
24th November 2020
FIFA on Monday barred the top official in African soccer from the sport for five years, upending the leadership of one of its six regional confederations only months before a presidential election and offering a new reminder that corruption continues to plague global soccer even at its most senior levels. Read More
20th November 2020
Illegal gambling will continue to drive people to suicide and facilitate money laundering and match-fixing unless government action is taken, warns the Asian Racing Federation. In a research paper, the ARF’s anti-illegal betting task force outlines the widespread damage as illegal gambling grows at a quicker rate than the legal… Read More
12th November 2020
Irish bookmaker Boylesports must pay a £2.8 million sterling (€3.14m) fine and abide by tougher conditions added to its licence, following an investigation by British regulators. Boylesports offers online betting to UK customers through a company called Boylesports Enterprise, which is licensed by that jurisdiction’s regulator, the Gambling… Read More