Two charged following Sporting Intregrity investigation

Two people have been charged as part of a Victoria Police Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit (SIIU) investigation into allegations of match fixing and subsequent betting.

The allegations relate to a National premier league Division 2 soccer match in Bundoora on 19 August, 2017.

A 54-year-old Essendon North man has been charged on summons with engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome and facilitate conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome.

The man will appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 29 March, 2019.

A 52-year-old Gold Coast man has also been charged by Queensland Police with facilitating match fixing conduct.

The man will appear at Southport Magistrates’ Court on 29 March, 2019.

This follows an 18-month investigation involving the Victoria Police Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit, Purana Taskforce and Queensland Police Major and Organised Crime Squad.

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.

Any person wishing to report sport corruption is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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