Match-fixing ringleader made 'threats' to co-accused

Match-fixing ringleader made 'threats' to co-accused

AUSTRALIA - A man police say is the ringleader of Australia's involvement in a global match-fixing syndicate has made "veiled threats" against some of his co-accused, a court has heard.

Police allege Segaran "Gerry" Subramaniam, 45, is the liaison between the Victorian Premier League football team the Southern Stars and the match-fixing syndicate, which has earned more than A$2 million (S$2.3m) in betting winnings, The Age reported.

Subramaniam, a Malaysian, four of the team's players and its coach have all been charged under Victoria's new laws on match-fixing.

Subramaniam has allegedly acted as a point man for convicted Singaporean match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal.

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