Austrian ex-footballers charged for match-fixing

By Drum Digital
15 April 2014

Former players Dominique Taboga and Sanel Kuljic charged for match-fixing scandal.

State prosecutors have brought charges against former players Dominique Taboga and Sanel Kuljic as well as "other persons" for their alleged role in a match-fixing scandal that rocked Austrian football in November.

Prosecutors say in a statement Monday they won't identify the other suspects or reveal any further details of the case before next week.

Former Groedig player Taboga has admitted he tried to persuade four teammates to fix games last season and claimed Kuljic forced him into the fraud to settle a personal debt.

The Austrian football federation handed Taboga a lifetime ban in February.

Criminal investigators in Austria have been interrogating 20 current and former footballers for their alleged involvement in fixing at least 17 league matches, including nine in the country's top-flight division, since 2004.

-SAPA

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