Match-fixing whistle blowers in hiding
3 March 2006, BRUSSELS — A woman and her daughter who are alleged to have brought the Belgian soccer match-fixing scandal to light have been placed under police protection.
3 March 2006
BRUSSELS — A woman and her daughter who are alleged to have brought the Belgian soccer match-fixing scandal to light have been placed under police protection.
The two women have been reportedly placed into hiding in a Wallonian village.
Suspect Chinese business Zheyun Ye is alleged to have boasted to the two women about his activities in the Belgian soccer world.
And after he invited the two women to his Brussels hotel, Ye is alleged to have tried to indecently assault the 19-year-old daughter.
The two women left the hotel and lodged a complaint for attempted indecent assault with police, newspaper 'La Dernière Heure' reported on Friday.
They are also said to have told police that they were aware of Ye's illegal soccer gambling activities.
Their testimony sparked investigations into what has swiftly developed into a full-blown scandal with players and clubs implicated in illegal match-fixing activities.
Ye — who is alleged to hold links to the Asian gambling mafia — is considered a key figure in police investigations.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news