Ulises Davila: Footy star has a win in court after being accused of paying teammates to spot-fix matches on behalf of South American crime figure

2024-06-24 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-13561493/Ulises-Davila-ALeague-match-fixing-court-win-yellow-cards.html HaiPress

Macarthur FC captain Ulises Davila has faced a Sydney court for the first time after he was arrested over his alleged role in an A-League spot-fixing scandal,with a magistrate agreeing to reduce his reporting conditions.

Mr Davila,33,was among a trio of Bulls players arrested last month for alleged betting corruption linked to a South American criminal figure.

The Mexican star,along with teammates Clayton Lewis and Kearyn Baccus,was arrested after an investigation led by the NSW Police Organised Crime Squad over allegations they organised to manipulate yellow cards during matches.

Police have alleged Mr Davila was taking instructions from a South American man to organise for yellow cards to occur during games in exchange for money.

Macarthur FC star Kearyn Baccus (right) is pictured outside a Sydney court after being accused of involvement in the alleged scheme  

The players were charged in May after early-morning raids at houses in South Coogee,Parramatta,West Hoxton and Emu Plains.

Police allege Mr Davila brought his two Bulls teammates into the scheme by paying them $10,000 to earn yellow cards.

Police will allege there were 'multiple thousands of dollars paid out' as a result of the bets.

Mr Davila and Mr Baccus will return to court in August.

Mr Lewis will face court on June 27.


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