SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A basketball coach has been arrested in the latest match-fixing scandal in South Korea.
Prosecutors say they arrested Kang Dong-hee on suspicion of trying to fix four games in return for $43,000 from two gamblers in 2011. They say Kang, the Dongu Promy coach, benched his best players in an attempt to lose.
South Korea’s basketball governing body vowed Tuesday to banish Kang permanently if he is found guilty.
Kang’s arrest Monday came after a series of match-fixing scandals in soccer, baseball and volleyball.
In 2011, more than 50 soccer players and coaches were indicted for accepting money to fix matches. Last year, at least 18 people, including baseball and volleyball players, were indicted on similar charges.