Another referee arrested in match-fixing affair

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10 march 2005, BERLIN - Another referee has been arrested in connection with a match-rigging affair in German football, local prosecutors said on Thursday. Prosecution spokesman Michael Grunwald said that referee Dominik Marks was taken into custody on Wednesday on fraud charges in connection with suspected manipulation of three games. Marks had in the past protested his innocence. The suspicion is reportedly based on testimony by referee Robert Hoyzer, who admitted in January to having rigged games to all

10 march 2005

BERLIN - Another referee has been arrested in connection with a match-rigging affair in German football, local prosecutors said on Thursday.

Prosecution spokesman Michael Grunwald said that referee Dominik Marks was taken into custody on Wednesday on fraud charges in connection with suspected manipulation of three games.

Marks had in the past protested his innocence.

The suspicion is reportedly based on testimony by referee Robert Hoyzer, who admitted in January to having rigged games to allow others place successful bets on them.

Hoyzer was in custody for several weeks but released in late February as investigations continue. But three Croatian brothers, who are suspected to have placed the bets and paid the referees, remain behind bars.

Berlin prosecutors are investigating against 25 people ranging from referees and players to the betting group on fraud charges.

DPA

Subject: German news
 

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