The International Tennis Integrity Agency confirmed today that Nastja Kolar and Alexandra Riley have been banned for life from the sport and handed significant fines for multiple violations of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (TACP).
Independent Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (AHO) Ian Mill KC determined that Slovenian Kolar and US Riley committed 25 and 15 crimes between 2015 and 2020. The couple had been temporarily suspended since March 2023 until the sanction decision..
Kolar was fined $175,000 and Riley $50,000, given the depth and significance of these violations, including the fabrication aspects of the matches, betting, facilitating betting, courting, conspiracy, and failure to report corrupt practices.
The fine imposed on Kolar is, in the words of AHO Mill, “close to the maximum fine of $250,000 for violations of the TACP:”corruption crimes of the highest severity over a long period of time”, further stating that none of the players showed any remorse or remorse for their actions.
Peaking in the top 200 for career WTA rankings for both singles and doubles, Kolar was found to have fabricated the features of the six games in which he participated, as well as conspiring with Riley to fabricate the features of all four games. This was in addition to betting on tennis, making it easier to bet through courtship, and not reporting Riley’s Corruption Crimes, whose WTA singles rankings peaked at 691 in 2015.
Meanwhile, Riley was found to have fabricated the five games in which they participated, in addition to facilitating betting on the matches they were competing in, facilitating courtship betting, failing to protect evidence, and failing to report Kolar’s Corruption Crimes.
The sanction will take effect from March 14, 2023, when Kolar and Riley are suspended.
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Wednesday, 21 June 2023