Hungarian club director kills himself

Updated: March 2, 2012, 10:51 AM ET
Associated Press

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- A Hungarian soccer club with several current and former players suspected of match-fixing said its director has killed himself.

Robert Kutasi died Thursday, Budapest-based REAC said. Police said he jumped off a building.

Six REAC players were taken into custody by police on Tuesday. They are under preliminary arrest in a match-fixing scandal in which 25 people have been questioned by Hungarian prosecutors.

Despite the arrests of its players, REAC and its officials are not suspected of being involved in the match-fixing scandal.

Kutasi was a leading anti-corruption figure in Hungarian soccer and told the sports daily Nemzeti Sport earlier this week that "my life is over" because of the case.

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