Update: 29 November 2013
Following their appearance at Cannock Magistrates Court this morning, Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan have been remanded in custody at HMP Birmingham. They are due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on 13th December.
28 November 2013
Two men suspected of involvement in football match fixing were charged this afternoon. The Crown Prosecution Service's Organised Crime Division found sufficient evidence and was satisfied it was in the public interest to authorise charges of conspiracy to defraud.
The men, who are alleged to be members of an international illegal betting syndicate based in Singapore, are among six people arrested earlier this week as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.
A seventh man has since been arrested and he and four others were bailed today pending further enquiries.
Chann Sankaran, a 33 year old Singapore national, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, a 43 year old UK national have been remanded in custody and will appear before Cannock Magistrates on 29 November.
The charges are:
Chann Sankaran – Conspiracy to defraud, contrary to common law. Between 01/11/2013 and 26/11/2013 at City of Manchester and elsewhere conspired together with Krishna Ganeshan and others to defraud bookmakers by influencing the course of football matches and placing bets thereon.
Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan – Conspiracy to defraud, contrary to common law. Between 01/11/2013 and 26/11/2013 at City of Manchester and elsewhere conspired together with Chann Sankaran and others to defraud bookmakers by influencing the course of football matches and placing bets thereon.
The maximum sentence for this offence is 10 years’ imprisonment.
The NCA’s investigation continues.