LONDON (AP) -- Three people have been arrested after a second investigation into football match-fixing was launched following reports that a player agreed to rig a game in the second-tier of English football in return for cash.
Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) confirmed on Sunday it was examining the allegations afte ...more »
In response to the Sunday Observer editorial of September 29, 2013, I wish to say that I do not agree with the suggestion that Contractor General Dirk Harrison, as a result of the recommendations of his report, risked tarnishing Richard Azan's reputation.
That blame lies squarely at the feet of Mr Azan himself. He risked damaging his own reputation by placing himself in the position of violating parish council regulations, facilitating the construction and rental of shops in Spalding, Clarendon. No one forced him to do it.
This is not a question about his motive or intent. This is a matter of a disregard for clear regulations and guidelines in a society that is already struggling with maintaining law and order. There is a right way and a wrong way to do things. Azan opted to perhaps do the right thing in the wrong way. His choice carries consequences, and this is one such consequence.
Indeed, at the end of the day Azan was not charged. That doesn't absolve him of acting with impropriety. And the fact is, as a legislator, we expect that he will be held to a higher standard of accountability and integrity.
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