Football: Singaporean match-fixer who blew millions has 'no regrets'
Published on Aug 28, 2014 4:53 PM
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Notorious Singaporean football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal has said he has "no regrets" despite gambling away the millions he earned through rigging nearly 100 games worldwide over two decades.
In a wide-ranging interview with CNN, Wilson Raj said he earned "five to six million dollars" from influencing "80-100" matches in his two-decade fixing career. But the 49-year-old said he had squandered away all his illicit earnings because of a gambling habit.
"I have no regrets. It was like, it was a phase of my life and I enjoyed it and I travelled around the world. I had a good time," Wilson Raj said in the interview, published late Wednesday on the CNN website.
Wilson Raj, who claims he influenced top-tier games including those at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the Atlanta Olympics in 1994, said there was little guilt involved in being a match-fixer.
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