This is not the normal type of content on the Cat, but having just stumbled upon, TAFKAS thought he would share – International Table Tennis Match Fixing Scandal Exposed.
TAFKAS’ familiarity with table tennis is limited to playing at a friends house well before the interest, and possibly colour television. Notwithstanding this surprised and slightly amused.
After a lengthy investigation, Police have laid proceeds of crime charges against an Australian table tennis player and brought down an international match fixing syndicate.
Adam Green, a world-renowned former professional player is alleged to be the mastermind behind predetermined table tennis matches in the Ukraine.
NSW detectives say they tracked betting trails tied to money remittance involving approximately $500,000 to Mr Green’s Newcastle home.
Perhaps if this occurred in Victoria, VicPol would have pepper sprayed and tasered the alleged mastermind for not wearing a mask.
This line in the article also caught TAFKAS’ eye:
Suspicions were raised and the agencies referred their analysis to Sports Integrity Australia – the country’s corruption watchdog. The NSW Organised Crime Squad were also notified.
Now that is interesting. Sports Integrity Australia is Australia’s corruption watchdog. If so, why do we need a Federal ICAC?