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Ex-Gills player Delroy Facey to appear in court charged over match-fixing scandal by National Crime Agency

01 September 2014
by Jenni Horn
A former Gillingham player has been charged in connection with a match-fixing scandal.
 
Ex-striker Delroy Facey, 34, has been charged by the National Crime Agency with conspiracy to commit bribery.
 
The charges relate to an ongoing football match-fixing investigation that secured the conviction of businessmen Chann Sankaran and Krishna Ganeshan, along with former footballer Michael Boateng in June.
Striker Delroy Facey played for Gillingham in 200708

Striker Delroy Facey played for Gillingham in 2007/08

The trio paid players at lower league clubs to influence the outcome of matches so others could profit through betting on the result.
 
Sankaran, Ganeshan and Boateng were convicted on June 17 of conspiracy to commit bribery and received prison sentences of five years, five years and 16 months respectively.
 
Sankaran, 33, and Ganeshan, 43, were described as the "central" figures in the plot, while Boateng, 22, of Croydon, south London, was a "willing recruit".
 
Sankaran and Ganeshan were said to be attempting to establish a network of corrupt footballers in Britain. The convictions were the first for match-fixing in this country since the 1960s.
 
Facey was arrested and bailed in November last year. He will appear at Cannock Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
Delroy Facey made 35 appearances for Gillingham and scored three goals

Delroy Facey made 35 appearances for Gillingham and scored three goals

He played for Gillingham in 2007/2008, making 35 appearances and scoring three goals.
 
The 33-year-old has since played for Wycombe Wanderers, Notts County, Lincoln City and Hereford United. It is thought he has since become a football agent.

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