03/21 06:56 CDT Growing match-fixing probe in tennis snares more players
Growing match-fixing probe in tennis snares more players
By JOHN LEICESTER
AP Sports Writer
PARIS (AP) --- Judicial officials say French police have questioned another
batch of tennis players in a growing investigation into a match-fixing
syndicate suspected of paying out hundreds of thousands of euros (dollars) to
fix and then gamble on low-level matches.
The officials say seven French players were taken into custody this week and
later released, taking the total number questioned in France so far to at least
17. An initial batch of four players was first questioned in January. The
officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren't authorized to
publicly discuss the investigation.
The probe is being led by authorities in Belgium, where the syndicate's
suspected ringleader, an Armenian, is based. Belgian authorities say Grigor
Sargsyan remains in custody in his home, monitored with an electronic bracelet.
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