Fifteen charged with soccer match-fixing

NATIONAL Police Chief Chakthip Chaijinda this morning (March 13) submitted a formal request to the attorney-general to charge 15 persons allegedly involved in professional soccer match fixing, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported.

The 15 alleged offenders include six wealthy persons, a referee and eight soccer players. “This is the first legal case on professional sports handled by the National Police Office,” said Pol Gen Chakthip.

“The 3,000-page investigation file contains the names of 15 offenders, which include six match-fixing bosses, a referee, and 8 soccer players,” he added.

If found guilty, the offenders face jail  terms ranging from one to ten years, and a maximum fine of 600,000 baht, or both.


Top: Top police officers handing the case to attorney-general today. Photo: Khao Sod

By Songpol Kaopatumtip