Singapore accuses gambler of worldwide match-fixing ring

    Singapore has locked up a man without trial on accusations he was behind match rigging in at least five countries, Bloomberg reports citing a government order filed with Singapore’s High Court.
    The government claims Dan Tan Seet Eng led and financed a global match-fixing syndicate from 2009 to 2013.
    Besides South Africa, he bankrolled rigging in Nigeria and Turkey in 2011, helped arrange for a corrupt referee in Egypt and sent an agent to try to fix games in Trinidad and Tobago, the report said.
    The man denies being a match-fixing kingpin, saying only he’s guilty of illegal soccer betting. Tan hasn’t yet been charged in Singapore and this is the first time the allegations have been made public there, the report said.