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Offline Antitab#

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O.P. « 2009-Mar-02, 11:36 AM »
Absolutely stuffed.

Will be lucky to keep his license.

Admitted taking $6 million in off the record bets, admitted sabotaging inquiry by trashing records both hard and soft copies.

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« 2009-Mar-02, 01:20 PM Reply #1 »
The funny part is I reckon he will have declared all of this to the taxman. Why is that the rorters always declare everything thing to the taxman but never to the ruling authorities? Must say a lot about the lack of firepower by the authorities though.

I remember when the Oasis scandal hit the roof with the Dogs rorting the salary cap, NRL brought up the topic of tax returns for audits but that quickly got dropped with the excuse being privacy even though a couple of the NRL members wanted the players to provide the info and not the ATO. The player managers were not happy too.

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« 2009-Mar-03, 10:37 AM Reply #2 »
brothers this is how smart rvl is they spend $600 large to get rid of a bloke who gives them $750 a year

on $6.5 million the rvl take would be between $30k and $65k depending on the mix between horse racing bets and sports bets

and the winner is .... racing?

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« 2009-Mar-08, 09:39 AM Reply #3 »
In a full two page spread in the Sunday Herald Sun (pages 4 &5 ) Rod Nicholson & Liam Houlihan (? ) have gone into bat on behalf of Simon Beasley. In a glowing article the journalists quote  Steve Vizard, former Telstra director, paying tribute to Beasley as " he was wonderfully supportive.. he stuck by us when he ( Vizard ) admitted insider trading while a director of Telstra".     Peas in a pod ?

The article then goes on in great detail to describe Beasley's standing in the community and people who remain friends and  supporters. Names such as Eddie McGuire, Leigh Clifford ( Chairman of Qantas),Dr Brian McNamee ( boss of CSL ), Michael Nettlefold ( CEO St Kilda FC ),Lee Freedman, Dr Turf and his brother  etc.

In interesting asides we are told " he has been seen in society circles at medieval-themed functions  :what: and partying with Andrew Lloyd Webber at London's ( sic ) Royal Ascot".... " he has coached the Glen Iris Gladiators , been auctioneer, sponsor, driver, scorer and orange boy"...." behind the scenes he works tirelessly for charity ".

In the Sports Liftout Nicholson pens another column in which he quotes Beasley as saying on course bookies will be out of business in the next couple of years and lamenting the competition of the corporate bookies together with the  paucity of on course attendance outside of the Spring Carnival.

I do not think Beasley could have written a more glowing article himself and whilst he has a legitimate point re the plight of on course bookies he has only himself to blame for the position he is now confronting.
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« 2009-Mar-08, 09:50 AM Reply #4 »
Enough to make you spew up your brekky, really. Character witnesses are irrelevant, any case of wrongdoing should be judged on its merits or lack thereof.

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« 2009-Mar-08, 12:52 PM Reply #5 »
Apart from the obvious question...what's the point of the *%$&%&! article and who cares...what a total wank of an article which you'd have to be ashamed to put your name to.

Also, what a bunch of tossers they came across...sounds like a skit from Monty Python's upper class twits.

'The best man at my wedding, who is now a Queen's Counsel in Perth, rang to buck me up," Beasley said.'  lol.

The medieval theme function...that is gold.

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« 2009-Mar-10, 12:15 PM Reply #6 »
i don't know if anyone reads the Mailman site but they have an bit of the Beasley case transcrip up there.

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« 2009-Apr-03, 03:20 PM Reply #7 »
Bookie Simon Beasley disqualified for four years, fined
April 03, 2009 12:38pm

UPDATE 1.01pm: BOOKIE Simon Beasley apologised for his behaviour today after he was disqualified from racing for four years.

Beasley, one of the biggest bookmakers in the country, described the verdict at the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board, who also handed down a $50,000 fine, as "a very disappointing day for me".

"Clearly, I have broken the rules of racing in this state and I'm very sorry and I'm very remorseful for that," Beasley said.

"I have caused a lot of anguish for a lot of people and I apologise for that.

"I want to thank my beautiful wife Meredith and our family friends have been absolutely fantastic.

"It's been a very difficult time for me, but we will move on. There has been a fair deal of strain, but I'm a big fellow I can handle these things.

"There is lots of opportunities around the corner."

Beasley said the term of the disqualification had been expected and he did not forsee any flow on action from the Australian Taxation Office.

He said he accepted the decision of the RAD Board as he had "broken the rules".

"We haven't done the right thing and we have to face up to the disqualification."

Beasley pleaded guilty to two improper practice charges. The first involved not recording 1818 bets that totalled more than $4 million in turnover.

The second was that he attempted to destroy more than 7000 racing files on computers at his South Yarra offices that were relevant to the steward's inquiry.

Beasley has a share in a horse - Husson's Lightning - engaged at Moonee Valley races tonight.

Racing Victoria Limited stewards and the RAD Board gave permission for the horse to race under Beasley's name.

"It's got a good each way chance," Beasley said.

The disqualification starts from midnight tonight.

RAD Board chairman Judge Russell Lewis disqualified Beasley for three years on each of the two improper practice charges he faced.

Judge Lewis ordered that one year from the second charge be served accumulatively with the first disqualification.

He said given extenuating circumstances of the exhaustive inquiry, which stretched over 30 months, a fine was appropriate and Beasley has until April 30 to pay the $50,000 fine.

Judge Lewis described Beasley's behaviour as "disgraceful".

He said Beasley had the opportunity to "come clean" when first questioned about his bookmaking activities in May, 2008, but chose to "lie".

Judge Lewis said Beasley's lies were part of his scheme to "maximise profits".

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« 2014-Jan-28, 03:49 PM Reply #8 »

BANNED bookmaker Simon Beasley's planned return to the rails has hit a hurdle, with Victoria's gambling watchdog refusing to register him.
The former Footscray football champion now faces a legal battle to re-enter the betting ring despite serving a four-year disqualification and paying a $50,000 fine.
Officials from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation recently knocked back his application for registration, saying they were not satisfied he is of good repute.
Mr Beasley is appealing the decision, and a tribunal hearing is listed for next month.
Once the king of the Melbourne betting ring, Mr Beasley was rubbed out of the industry after an inquiry found he'd failed to record 1598 bets, totalling $3.8 million in turnover.
Documents lodged with VCAT reveal commission investigators were not satisfied he appreciated the seriousness of his offences when they interviewed him about his possible return to the rails.
"Having regard to the history of dishonesty offences of the Applicant, the nature of the offences, and the attitude of the applicant towards those offences the Delegate is not satisfied that the Applicant is of good repute," the decision letter says.
"Accordingly, the Delegate does not consider the Applicant to be suitable to be registered ... at this time."
Mr Beasley's application was only for a partial licence. He told investigators wanted to put his toe in the water assisting another licenced bookmaker.
The tribunal file includes a 40-page transcript of the interview with Mr Beasley, conducted by two of the watchdog's investigators in July.
Describing the investigation which lead to his ban as a "witch hunt", he said: "They sort of went after me and I just sort of didn't really understand the rationale behind it all".
In the interview transcript, Mr Beasley also claims champion jockey Damien Oliver - banned for 10 months on two charges relating to an illegal $10,000 bet - got off lightly compared to him.
"I think ... he committed the ultimate sin and I was very surprised he was only penalised the way he was," the interview transcript quotes him as saying.
Mr Beasley told investigators he regretted what had happened but he still had plenty to offer the racing industry.
"I've served my time. I've certainly learned my lessons in terms of doing things by the book," he told investigators.
"I'll play with a very straight bat, by the rules, do the right thing and I think I can be a benefit for bookmakers generally and ... try and help them get on the right side of the ledger."
Mr Beasley's appeal against the gambling commission's decision is listed for a three-day hearing at VCAT, starting February 26.

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« 2014-Jan-28, 04:27 PM Reply #9 »
Beasley's curious footy career is inspiring, and it's sad to hear how his life went downhill afterwards.

Involved in stockbroking in Perth, this Swan Districts forward moved to Melbourne to further his professional career.

And ended up making Footscray's Team of the Century!

No small feat when considering the overwhelming presence of Kelvin Templeton, who kicked 15 goals in a game and won a Brownlow.

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« 2014-Jan-28, 04:51 PM Reply #10 »
I do not think his life went downhill jfc.

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« 2014-Jan-28, 05:02 PM Reply #11 »
I do not think his life went downhill jfc.
When you have Vizard (The Wolf of Toorak) endorsing you, then everything must seem like up.

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« 2014-Jan-28, 08:24 PM Reply #12 »
I would agree with him, when you compare his crime to what Oliver did.

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« 2014-Jan-28, 09:05 PM Reply #13 »
Yes, he was fiddling the books and ripping off various people but he wasn't fixing races; yet El-Issa got off much lighter than him.
Doesn't make any sense does it?

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« 2014-Jan-28, 11:28 PM Reply #14 »
it cost racing money hence the big ban. doubt joe public would even care but, seems crazy that oliver gets to ride for a few hundred thousand a meeting in the spring.

yet the administrators think throwing prizemoney around will make people interested.