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Man charged for alleged harness race fixing

02:00 PM 31 May 2019 NZST
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Victoria Police,Harness racing

Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit (SIIU) detectives have charged a man today in relation to alleged harness race fixing in Shepparton.

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) contacted police following suspicious activity in a race during a meeting on 17 July, 2018.

The HRV Integrity Unit initially identified the need for further investigation into this race on the night, secured evidence and referred the matter to Victoria Police.

SIIU investigators subsequently commenced a criminal investigation into the matter.

A 49-year-old Kilmore man has been charged with engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome, and use of corrupt conduct information for betting purposes.

He is due to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 24 June, 2019.

Victoria Police maintains close relations with HRV and other key industry partners in order to monitor activity, detect irregularities, and collect intelligence.

The SIIU was established in 2013 and has focused on the collection, analysis and appropriate sharing of intelligence relating to sporting integrity issues in Victoria.

The unit continues to work with racing and sporting bodies to enhance knowledge and awareness of identified sports integrity issues.

Any person wishing to report sports corruption within the racing industry or other sports urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Natalie Webster

Media Officer

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