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Supreme Court to Investigate ‘rumors’ That Soccer Players Accepting Bribes

Israel’s Supreme Court is going to investigate an alleged football scandal, it was disclosed following yesterday’s Cabinet meeting. The Cabinet voted unanimously to have Supreme Court President Shimon Agranat appoint a three-man inquiry commission to carry out the probe under the provisions of a 1968 law. The commission will investigate “rumors” that soccer players and teams were accepting bribes to fix games in order to influence team standings in the leagues and the results of football pools. The Cabinet decided that the rumors were “a matter of vital public interest” that had to be investigated.

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