Thursday, July 7, 2011
46 more indicted over match-fixing
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean prosecutors said Thursday they've indicted 46 more soccer players in a widening match-fixing scandal.
The players from six teams allegedly took bribes in return for trying to fix the results of games or bet on games after learning their outcome would be rigged, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors have found the outcomes of 15 K-League games last year were rigged and they will continue to investigate to find out if more games were fixed, the prosecution office in the southeastern city of Changwon said. Eleven non-players -- including illegal gambling brokers and members of organized crime groups -- were also indicted, officials said.
The latest indictments add to a group of at least 14 -- including 10 K-League players -- who were already indicted last month over similar allegations, prosecution spokesman Kwak Kyu-hong said.