Mods firstly if this doesnt belong here just move it please or delete
i just find some things interesting to the essendon case
THE AFL has warned the State Government that Asian match-fixing syndicates could infiltrate the league.
And in a bid to protect the game from international crime gangs, the AFL wants new laws introduced so that its integrity officers can gain access to police intelligence.
In a letter to Sports Minister Hugh Delahunty, AFL boss Andrew Demetriou described the threat of international match-fixing as ''dire.''
In the December 21, 2012, letter - obtained by the Herald Sun under Freedom of Information laws - Mr Demetriou said: ''Asian match fixing syndicates operate literally on our doorstep and are a huge and emerging threat.
''We understand that recently Victoria Police and the ACC (Australian Crime Commission) have become aware of serious and imminent threats to the integrity of Australian sport.''
Mr Demetriou also wrote that the AFL‘s relationship with Victoria Police was a ''two-way street'' and promised to share information.
AFL spokesman Patrick Keane said the league had written to every state government asking them to support legislative changes to allow police to share information.
''The AFL has invested in an integrity unit since 2008, and part of the unit‘s role is to gather intelligence about emerging trends in Australia and overseas, and to assess potential threats to the integrity of our sport,'' he said.
The Herald Sun understands that Premier Denis Napthine wrote to the Federal Government this year to Âsupport the request for authorised bodies, which could include the AFL‘s Integrity Unit, to have access to police telephone intercept information.
Mr Demetriou spelled out his request for the new laws in the December letter.
''The legislative change should ensure Victoria Police is permitted to share any intelligence in its possession, such as information from telephone intercepts,'' he wrote.
''This would include information that relates to match fixing, improper betting, doping, other forms of corruption.''
A second letter, written after Essendon reported its supplements scandal, repeated the league‘s request for new laws.
Mr Demetriou met Mr Delahunty, police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay, former police minister Peter Ryan and Deputy Police Commissioner Graham Ashton on December 18 last year.
Mr Ashton told the Herald Sun last night that police wanted to share information, though not tapes or transcripts of intercepted calls.
''There may, however, be material collected by police that is relevant to a sporting code in allowing them to protect their sport‘s integrity,'' he said.
''This could include specific information relating to areas of vulnerability in their sport that they are not aware of. Currently, we could not share that.''
The Commonwealth Telecommunications (Interceptions and Access) Act 1979 states that only state or federal police, or those authorised persons directly involved in a case, can access information gained from listening devices.
afl letter 1
afl letter 2
letter one notes
sent december 2012
feb 2011 , sport minister notes corruption in sport is emerging
april 2011 acc notes that criminals are cultivating relationships with sports people and likely to exploit the situation
april 2012 the acc gets new laws so they can share info with sporting bodies the afl expects its first briefing in jan 2013
dec 2012 the afl says for long term goal that it wants to deal with all matters robustly and in the open (trial by media... i mean brand tracking )
letter 2 notes
feb 7 afl met to put forward new measures.... audit every clubs supps and treatments to make sure they are asada approved ( so they had nothing in place before that )(didnt help saad )(the aod status check )
feb7 to meet with all club docs to review treatments and outside of club doctors
feb 7 the alf was to enhance is registration policies for cvs , background checks , registration of sports scientists , this will apply to all personnel not just those who work in football departments (means they had nothing in place so charging the likes of thompson for not doing background checks is ?????? )
my opinion only and not of this website
so it looks like the afl knew more than it did , and planned an open "trial by media " in december as part of its deal to get more info , and if open and robuslty means spoon feeding b1 and b2 , she who should not be named , fatrick and releasing the trumped up charge sheet publicly what an absolute joke . they where willing to destroy everyone even before the asada report came out .( as we all know )
its early , ive only had 1 coffee , i hope this all makes sense :P