Two men accused of match fixing face more charges
A 22-year-old Singaporean faces two more charges of corruption for his alleged match-fixing involvement in three European club friendlies played in Antalya, Turkey.
Shree Manish Kalra Jeetender Kumar Kalra was first charged last week for allegedly handing over 25,000 euros (S$39,800) to three Macedonian men to fix the result of a match played between SC Charleroi and VVV Venlo in January 2013.
On Monday, Manish was further accused of allegedly paying 15,000 euros and 27,000 euros to the same Macedonians.
The three matches played between Jan 11 and Feb 3, 2013, were SC Charleroi versus VVV Venlo, Steaua Bucharest versus Dinamo Moscow, and finally Sturm Graz versus Steaua Bucharest.
Businessman Rajendar Prasad Rai, 42, was accused of allegedly commissioning Manish to carry out the act when Rai was first charged on Sept 28.
Two fresh charges were also added on Monday to Rai's two previous offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA).
Rai was released after posting $300,000 bail on the same day.
Aside from the three charges of instigating Manish to hand cash over to the Macedonians, Rai and Singaporean Francis Donahue Marcel, 29, each stand accused of bribing local footballers in the StarHub League Cup.
The pair were charged on Sept 28 for allegedly offering $3,000 each to three to four footballers from Singapore Recreation Club to fix the outcome of a match the club had played against Balestier Khalsa on July 19, 2014.
If the trio are found guilty under the PCA, they can each be jailed up to five years and fined up to $100,000, or both.