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The Investigative Committee completed its investigation of the criminal case of organizing a fixed hockey game

The Main Investigative Department of Organized Crime and Corruption of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus completed the investigation of the criminal case on a fixed game.

According to the investigation, in early November last year, the players of the hockey team Dinamo-Molodechno received a proposal from foreign citizens to receive remuneration for the intentional loss in the game against the team Mogilev.

As a result of joint work with the staff of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and the Ice Hockey Federation of the Republic of Belarus, it was established that seven hockey players of Dinamo-Molodechno and Mogilev were involved in the fixed game between the teams, which took place on November 12, 2019.
The investigation also received information about foreign citizens who offered hockey players of Dinamo-Molodechno illegal remuneration in the amount of one million Russian rubles. In turn, representatives of the hockey team received no remuneration, as their criminal activities were timely suppressed by law enforcement officials. With regard to the initiators of this proposal, the relevant criminal case was singled out in a separate proceeding for their criminal prosecution abroad.

During questioning, the players confirmed that the game between the above-mentioned teams was fixed in nature. As part of the criminal case, all necessary investigative actions, criminal intelligence operations and other operations aimed at establishing all the circumstances of the committed crime were taken.

The above actions of hockey players are qualified under Part 1 of Article 14, Part 1 of Article 253 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (attempt to obtain illegal remuneration by sportsmen for affecting the results of the competition).

Criminal proceedings against three players of the team Dinamo-Molodechno were terminated on non-exculpatory grounds (in connection with complete and voluntary abandonment of the criminal purpose). The criminal case against the four defendants was submitted to the prosecutor for referral to court. 

To the Ice Hockey Federation of the Republic of Belarus was sent an invitation to eliminate the causes and conditions that contributed to the commission of the crime, which was considered at a general meeting of the team of the above-mentioned organization, with the participation of the investigator, where the actions of all those involved in the criminal case were thoroughly examined.  

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