Friday, March 07, 2008

Another arrest in Polish football corruption scandal

Another referee has been arrested on corruption charges, part of a wide ranging investigation into corruption within Polish football.

The police arrested a third league football referee Konrad B. (31) in Poznan Wednesday morning. Today, he will be moved to Wroclaw to be questioned by the prosecution.

Another third league referee Arkadiusz T. (31), who used to be in charge of training programs for football refs in Wielkopolska region, western Poland, will also hear charges of “setting up match results” today.

So far, over 100 people have heard charges, 17 have been sentenced and 17 more have been on trial since December.

The main suspect in the Polish football corruption scandal is Ryszard F., also known as “Barber”, who has heard over 50 charges.

Investigators allege up to 30 Polish football clubs were involved in the corrupt practices.