Trio indicted for football corruption charges
Three men are facing charges of football corruption in British football. 33-year-old Chann Sankaran, and 44-year-old Krishna Ganeshan recruited players
in lower football leagues. 22-year-old Michael Boateng, who used to play for several Conference South teams, has also been convicted.
Authorities believe that Sankaran and Ganeshan operated the football corruption ring on Far Eastern betting markets. An ex-Fifa official investigated the matter and discovered that Sankaran was one of the match-fixers. He tipped a newspaper about the football corruption ring
, after which the National Crime Agency launched an investigation.
£87,000 profit on one match
An undercover agent with the National Crime Agency had a meeting with Sankaran and Ganeshan in Manchester. Ganeshan said he would rake in about £87,000 on a match between two non-league teams in late November 2013. Charges were dropped against 23-year-old Hakeem Adelakun, while Moses Swaibu remains a suspect in the football match-fixing case