Public prosecutors decided on Monday to press ahead with match fixing charges against 15 people including referees, players and investors who they say manipulated results in the Toyota Thai Football League 1 in the 2017 season.
All defendants deny the charges.
Eight are players from two teams – Navy FC and Sisaket FC.
Five are investors connected to betting interests.
Two are prominent referees.
A 16th person was deemed to be only slightly involved and will give evidence against the group instead of facing charges which relate to the fixing of five matches in 2017 and involve sums from one million baht but not exceeding ten million baht.
Those charged can be jailed for up to ten years or face big fines if found guilty.
The initial hearing is on September 10th after public prosecutors in Ratchadaphisek decided to press on with the charges yesterday.
(Source – : Daily News)