Accused soccer match-fixers scared of alleged ringleader Segaran ‘Gerry’ Gsubramaniam, court told 

Gerry Gsubramaniam, 45, from Malaysia. 

( – SOCCER players charged with match-fixing are so scared of the alleged ringleader they have been barricading their doors at night, a court has heard.


Det-Acting Sen-Sgt Scott Poynder said two of the four Southern Stars Football Club players jammed chairs against their hotel room door for fear Segaran “Gerry” Gsubramaniam, 45, would get people to “come visit them”.


Mr Gsubramaniam allegedly passed on information from associates in Hungary and Malaysia – including a known international criminal fixer of sporting matches – to members of the Dingley-based club in exchange for cash, accommodation and rental cars.


Melbourne Magistrates’ Court heard the continuing investigation may potentially involve other Victorian clubs, as well in clubs in Queensland and overseas.


Sen-Sgt Poynder said transaction records seized from his Oakleigh South premises – including ripped-up documents that were pieced together – indicated Mr Gsubramaniam had receive about $230,000 from international accounts since July.


The Malaysian national is accused of fixing five Victorian Premier League matches involving the Southern Stars between July and September this year.


Five other men – including the team coach and goalkeeper – who were charged and bailed in relation to Australia’s largest match-fixing scandal appeared at court today.


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