Mexican tennis player received a lifetime ban
Another scandal has erupted in tennis. A Mexican tennis player has been handed a lifetime ban for involvement in 92 match-fixing incidents.
The International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) stated that several players faced sanctions for violating the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP). These sanctions are linked to a recently concluded criminal case involving a syndicate organizing match-fixing in Belgium. The syndicate's head, Grigor Sarkisyan, was sentenced to five years in prison.
Among those sanctioned is Alberto Rojas Maldonado from Mexico, who was implicated in 92 TACP breaches (the second-highest number of violations for one player) and played a significant role in bribing other players.
As a result, Maldonado has been permanently barred from participating in sports competitions and is required to pay the maximum fine of $250,000.
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