Singaporean Businessman Dan Tan Amongst those Indicted in Hungarian Match-Fixing Case

May 24, 2013

Forty-Four Hungarians and Singaporean businessman Dan Tan, arthritis considered to be the most wanted match-fixing suspect, have been indicted on suspicion of being involved in an international match-fixing scam.

A statement from Chief Prosecutor Imre Keresztes  said that 32 local and international matches were under investigation and former and current players, referees, owners, agents and coaches are amongst the suspects.

The matches in question involve games in Hungary, Italy and Finland.

The indictment said a Hungarian suspect and his associates joined an Asian-based match-fixing circle in 2010 and is said to have been masterminded by Tan Seet Eng, or Dan Tan, who is considered to be the most wanted match-fixing suspect.

Authorities in Hungary launched their investigation in December 2009 and joined officials from Finland, Germany and Europol, to stop the suspects who are reported to have bribed players and referees.