Brazilian police investigating Olympic scandal

Author
Matt Brown,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 8:38AM
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Brazilian police investigating Olympic scandal

Author
Matt Brown,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 8:38AM

Brazilian police say they've uncovered emails between International Olympic Committee member Patrick Hickey and the head of the THG Sports hospitality company that discussed the illegal sale of Olympic tickets.

Police have told a news conference in Rio that they are also investigating bank documents amid suspicion of money laundering tied to the illegal ticketing ring.

Three members of the Olympic Council of Ireland whose passports were seized by police, Executive Director Stephen Martin, Secretary-General Dermot Henihan and Treasurer Kevin Kilty, are suspected of involvement in the illegal sales.