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Author Topic: big scandal in britain  (Read 879 times)
off stride

« on: July 03, 2006, 10:49:39 PM »

kieren fallon, one of europes best jockeys has been associated witha race fixing scheme in britain and has been arrested and suspended

Kieren Fallon, the six-time champion jockey who won the Irish Derby on Sunday, was one of 28 people arrested and charged on Monday in London with conspiracy to defraud in a wide-ranging investigation into corruption in horse racing, according to British newspapers.

The investigation centers on allegations of fixing the outcomes of races run from Dec. 1, 2002, to Sept. 2, 2004, according to the reports. The individuals were charged with conspiracy to defraud customers of Betfair, the online betting exchange that allows its customers to post odds and take wagers from other customers.

Fallon, 41, was released on bail Monday morning.

Two other British jockeys, Darren Williams, 27, and Fergal Lynch, 28, were also charged.

In addition, a former racing syndicate director, Miles Rodgers, was charged with conspiracy to defraud and money laundering.

Betfair has reportedly cooperated with the investigation and turned over records of suspicious betting patterns to London police.

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006, 03:08:44 PM »

Hope they all get jail time.
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Perfection Epitomized
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2006, 03:33:31 PM »

It happens, when there's money, there's greed, when there's greed there's corruption.  Such a shame though, he could've done well enough not fixing races.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2006, 04:27:05 PM »

Am I reading this right? It's BetFair they are accused of defrauding; not, then, the customers themselves?
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2006, 04:28:33 PM »

I like that. BETFAIR.,20867,19688456-2702,00.html
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2006, 11:17:13 PM »

Always happening in the fair circuit.  But terrible to know it's all over the place.

Sad for the few horse racing fans left.
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And then I saw her, coming out of the sun.

« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2006, 12:54:12 PM »

here's more follow-up -
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They ought to return to Tampa and fix the mistake they made.
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