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45 people indicted in Hungary in match-fixing scam

Published May 23, 2013 9:47 am

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Budapest, Hungary • Hungarian prosecutors have indicted a Singapore businessman and 44 Hungarians suspected of being involved in an international match-fixing conspiracy.

Chief Prosecutor Imre Keresztes said in a statement Thursday that 32 local and international soccer matches are thought to have been manipulated by the suspects, including players, referees, team owners, an agent and a coach.

According to the indictment, a Hungarian suspect and his associates joined an Asian-based match-fixing organization in 2010. The scam is believed to have been masterminded by Tan Seet Eng of Singapore, also known as Dan Tan, the world's most wanted and elusive match-fixing suspect.

Hungarian authorities said they have issued international and European arrest warrants for Tan, whom they identified only as T.S. Eng, so far without success.