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Germany proposes prison terms in new anti-match fixing law

9th November 2015 7:05 am GMT
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The German government has moved to strengthen its controls on match fixing, circulating a bill to the country’s 16 federal states and relevant sporting organisations which proposes prison terms for those found guilty of manipulating sporting competitions.

The country’s Department of Justice aims to amend the German Criminal Code to officially criminalise sports betting fraud and the manipulation of professional sporting competitions.

It believes that existing laws to prosecute perpetrators are “inadequate” as there are no specific conditions set out for tackling match [...]

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