Kevis Lomónaco confessed to having manipulated parties with the mafia

the argentinian footballer Kevin Lomónaco, from Red Bull Bragantino in the first division of the Brazilian championship, confessed to the Brazilian prosecutor’s office that he participated in the match manipulation network as part of a online gambling mafiawhich is at the center of a scandal in Brazil, where seven players were prosecuted.

Former footballer of Lanús and PlatenseLomónaco confessed in a video before the Goiás state prosecutor’s office his responsibility for the facts, with which made a denunciation agreement to avoid the judicial process and resume his professional careerdespite the fact that he is separated from the team of the São Paulo interior team.

The defender Lomónaco, as revealed by the UOL site, He acknowledges having had contact with the online betting mafia to try to win bets with simple attitudes during the matchsuch as getting a warning in the first or second half to correspond to online betting, companies that have filled all of Brazil’s soccer with sponsorship.

The Argentine commented, according to the video released by the Goiás prosecutor’s office in the awarded denunciation agreement, that accepted a promise to collect 70,000 reais ($14,000) to receive a yellow card in the Red Bull-America de Minas Gerais match in last year’s Brazilian championship. The scammers deposited R$ 30,000 in his account, but did not pay the rest of the amount. “I did it without any knowledge that it was a crime, something like that. I did it normally, I didn’t ask anyone for anythingLomonaco said.

The Prosecutors seized the Argentine’s cell phone and discovered the dialogues that proved the plot. In them, Kevin talks to Luís Felipe Rodrigues de Castro, who makes him the offer. “I agreed to be booked because I thought it was not something that would harm the team“said the 21-year-old footballer.

The same deal for winger Moraes, from Atlético Goianiense, who was relegated last year. Moraes admitted that he participated in the manipulation of three games of the year for the Brazilian championship against the champion Palmeiras, Ceará and Goiás. She had to be booked in the first half.

He The online betting scandal in which the players themselves participate has exploded in Brazil, to the point that the government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took advantage of it to promote the regulation of the same, in addition to initiating a 16% taxation process for each bet. The winner must pay 30% of the prize in income tax. The scandal uncovered by the Goiás state prosecutor’s office So far, it has allowed justice to prosecute 16 people, including 7 soccer players..

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The case was joined by the central government, which announced that the Federal Police will investigate the players and bettors, while the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) will request legal assistance from FIFA to address it.

He The best-known footballer of those involved is Eduardo Bauerman, from Santos, who was separated from the squad by the club’s board of directors. A statement from the prosecutor’s office sent to Télam reported that in addition to Bauerman, Victor Ramos, from Chapecoense, was prosecuted and brought to trial; Gabriel Tota, from Ypiranga in Rio Grande do Sul; Igor Carús, from Sport de Recife; Paulo Miranda, from Nautical; Matheus Gomes, from Sergipe, and Fernando Neto, from Sao Bernardo.

The investigation also affected two other first division teams.. Although there were no prosecutions, Fluminense removed central marker Vitor Mendes from his squad on suspicion of manipulation. Cruzeiro did the same with Richarda player who was caught chatting with a bettor who asked him to foul or receive a yellow to win the bet on online sites.

Online betting companies have entered the largest economy in Latin America with force, to the point that Active footballers like Marquinhos, from PSG, or Marcelo, from Fluminense, or former players like Ronaldo and Rivaldo are the main faces of the advertisements of these sites.

The other defendants are accused of organizing an illegal association to pressure soccer players to commit penalties or receive cards at certain moments of the match to win the bets.

The Operation Maximum Penalty was launched by the Goiás state prosecutor’s office last year based on an investigation into betting on a Vila Nova club match, from that state in central Brazil. In that opportunity, Midfielder Romario, from Vila Nova, accepted $30,000 to commit a penalty against Sport for the Brazilian Serie B championship.

They gave him an advance but since the coach made him a substitute that day, Romario got desperate and looked for other teammates to commit a penalty by the way. According to the statement from the Goiás prosecutor’s office, twelve parties are under investigation.

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