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5th December 2013

Former Stags trialist Michael Boateng has been charged with conspiracy to defraud as part of an investigation into match-fixing. Boateng now plays for Whitehawk in Conference South.

Boateng was on trial at Mansfield in Sept-Oct 2012, playing in reserve games against Wrexham (11th September 2012), Rainworth (17th September 2012) and Gateshead (3rd October 2012).


Match fixing investigation: Two more charged
BBC.co.uk, 5 December 2013
Two non-league footballers have been charged with conspiracy to defraud as part of an investigation into match-fixing in the UK.

Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22, play for Whitehawk FC, based in Brighton, in the Conference South.

Read more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25243531

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been investigating an alleged international betting syndicate.

Two other men, one Singaporean and the other with dual UK-Singapore nationality were charged last month.

An NCA spokesman said: "The Crown Prosecution Service's Organised Crime Division found sufficient evidence and was satisfied it was in the public interest to authorise charges."

The pair have been bailed and are due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on 11 December.

Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan remain in custody after being charged on 28 November.

The Conference South division is effectively the sixth tier of English football.



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