Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Former Sturm Graz President Arrested

Hannes Kartnig, former President of Austrian Bundesliga club, Sturm Graz, has been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement and tax evasion, reports the International Herald Tribune.

'Mr. Kartnig gambled away some 40 million Schillings (about €2.9 million) in casinos', prosecution spokesman Manfred Kammerer told Austrian broadcaster, ORF. 'That's why the question arises about where the money went, or if it was other money that Mr. Kartnig gambled away'.

The relationship between sport and gambling was examined at World Sports Law Report's briefing, Sports, Sponsorship & Gambling, hosted by DLA Piper in March. For more information on the topics discussed, email Jit Jaswal.

Andy Brown


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