Victoria Police has reportedly widened its investigation into the Brownlow Medal betting scandal, with betting patterns on the 2021 count now under review.
AFL umpire Michael Pell was one of four men arrested last month by the Victoria Police Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit after suspicious round-by-round betting activity on the 2022 Brownlow Medal count.
Nine News this week reported Victoria Police were now looking at “betting patterns on the Brownlow Medal in the 2021 season.”
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Victoria Police confirmed last month two 32-year-old men from Glenroy, a 29-year-old man from Oak Park and a 27-year-old man from Drouin were released from custody but expected to be charged on summons with using information to corrupt a betting event.
That offence carries a sentence of up to 10 years imprisonment.
Detectives seized mobile phones and electronic items while arresting the four men.
The four men allegedly involved are expected to be charged on summons with using information to corrupt a betting event, which entails facing criminal charges.
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