House raids in soccer gambling scandal

15th February 2006, Comments 0 comments

15 February 2006, BRUSSELS — Police raided the homes of two players and a trainer at the SK Lierse soccer club on Wednesday as investigations into a damaging gambling scandal continue.

15 February 2006

BRUSSELS — Police raided the homes of two players and a trainer at the SK Lierse soccer club on Wednesday as investigations into a damaging gambling scandal continue.

Trainer Patrick Deman, goalkeeper Cliff Mardulier and defender Laurent Fassotte were reportedly detained for questioning.

A spokesman for the Brussels public prosecution office confirmed house searches had been carried out.

However, spokesman Jos Colpin refused to identify the arrested suspects.

The computer of Deman was also reportedly seized, but the prosecution office has refused to provide details.

The raids are linked to a match-fixing scandal in the Belgium soccer league.

Several clubs and officials have already been accused of links to the Chinese gambling mafia.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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