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QRIC Welcomes Charge Against Match Fixer

Wednesday, 13th December 2017

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner has welcomed the decision to charge a harness racing code participant with perjury. "The Racing Crime Squad has charged Mathew Neilson with perjury following evidence he gave at a Crime and Corruption Commission hearing," Commissioner Ross Barnett said. "The Racing Integrity Commission is working hard to restore integrity to harness racing and where we can enlist the help of other law enforcement agencies we will." The Commissioner has previously suspended 35-year-old Mr Neilson's harness driver and training licences after he was charged with match fixing last month. Ten people in the Queensland harness racing industry have now been charged with match fixing and other offences as a result of the work of investigators involved in Operation Oscar Swallowtail.

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