45 people charged in Hungary as part of match-fixing probe

Updated: 24 May 2013 16:33 IST

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Budapest:

Hungarian prosecutors on Thursday charged 45 people as part of probe into alleged match-fixing during games in Hungary, Italy, Finland and two international fixtures, investigators said.

"Among those charged are former players, players still in activity, referees, club owners, managers and coaches," a statement said.

The prosecutor's spokeswoman said the accused -- 44 Hungarians and one Singaporean national -- faced sentences ranging from two to 16 years in jail.

European police body Europol said in February that hundreds of games worldwide had been targeted by match-fixers linked to crime syndicates in Singapore.

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