Ye Zheyun

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ye.

Ye Zheyun is a Chinese businessman who was accused of being involved in a Belgian football corruption and betting scandal in 2005. It was alleged that several teams and/or players received money from Ye to influence match results, so involved gamblers could be certain of a gambling profit.

Teams mentioned in the scandal are Lierse, La Louvière, Sint-Truiden, Mons, Geel and also Germinal Beerschot. Ye always appeared at teams with financial problems, except for Beerschot, who had at that time a crucial match against AEC Mons who were on the verge of relegation. The insinuations about fixed results started after a few matches, on which were heavily betted, with strange events and/or results. Such as e.g. Lierse starting with a reserve team twice unexpectedly. Ye had also been the owner of Finnish team AC Allianssi, due to bankruptcy a now defunct club who also seemed to experience from some strange match events at the end of their existence. Police investigated the case but found insufficient evidence.

Ye mostly worked together with Pietro Allatta and Olivier Suray. Police arrested both, but Allatta and Suray were released after interrogation. On 16 March the Belgian Justice Department ordered an international arrest warrant against Ye. It is unknown where he currently remains. His lawyer told French sports paper L'Équipe that Ye denied all accusations and that he was residing somewhere in China.

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