Sportingbet Employee Offers Defense
By Staff
UK-based online betting company Sportingbet has announced that its employee detained in Turkey in May on charges of money laundering has presented his defence in court.

Two unnamed employees of the London-based firm were arrested in Turkey last year along with 37 others associated with Sportingbet’s partner following five raids across the nation. At the time, the Financial Crimes Investigation Board stated that Turkey-facing had received money from over 600,000 Turkish players that was then allegedly transferred to the UK before ending up in Swiss bank accounts or back in Turkey as payment for services.

The two Sportingbet employees had been vacationing in the country at the time of their arrest and one was subsequently released and returned to the UK in late-July. The remaining employee was released in October but was subject to certain travel restrictions pending further legal proceedings.

“Today, the remaining employee has presented his defence in court, following which the judge has removed the previously imposed travel restrictions,” read a statement from Sportingbet issued last week.

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