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AFL 2022: Four men arrested over Brownlow Medal betting scandal, news

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The Victoria Police Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit, in conjunction with the AFL, investigated the release of voting tallies which resulted in Victoria Police arresting four people over alleged illegal betting.

The AFL’s Brownlow Medal went under investigation thanks to suspicious betting activity on the 2022 count.

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“It’s alleged that a person with knowledge of the voting tally of these matches distributed the information to a group of people known to them,” a Victoria Police statement said.

The investigation is still ongoing to uncover how many matches had votes released and the size of the bets.

The Herald Sun reports an AFL umpire is under scrutiny as part of the ongoing investigation.

Police raided properties at Glenroy, Kilsyth, Oak Park, Drouin, Craigieburn and Doreen. Several mobile phones and other electronic items were seized in the raids.

While Patrick Cripps claimed a nailbiting victory, the investigation is said to be looking into spot betting rather than the overall winner.

“At this stage, police have no information to suggest that the outcome of the votes were impacted as the allegations relate solely to the distribution of information,” the statement said.

The men arrested were two 32-year-olds from Glenroy, a 29-year-old man from Oak Park and a 27-year-old man from Drouin.

“All four men are currently in custody assisting police with their inquiries and the investigation is ongoing,” the Victoria Police statement said.

“The criminal offences police are investigating are engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome of event or event contingency, and using corrupt conduct information for betting purposes. These offences carry up to 10 years’ imprisonment.”

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