Czech police seek indictment of 21 people for match-fixing

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The Czech police indicated this Thursday that they had asked a prosecutor to indict 21 people and a company for a case of match-fixing that would have taken place in the lower categories of soccer in the Central European country.

As specified by the police in a tweet, the charges in the procedure would be “corruption, accepting bribes, diversion of funds and participation in an organized criminal group.”

One of the suspects is exposed to 12 years in prison, and another three to ten years. None of them are in custody and their names have not been released.

In that same case, the Czech police had already arrested 19 people in October 2020, including Roman Berbr, then vice president of the Czech Football Federation (FACR) since 2013, for corruption.

The latter resigned from his post.

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