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Stars of harness racing charged with match-fixing

Three high-profile members of Queensland's harness racing industry have been arrested and charged with match-fixing.


Detectives from the Racing Crime Squad and Racing Integrity Commission charged Shane Graham, Leonard Cain and Vicki Rasmussen as part of an ongoing investigation into the industry.


Police allege the trio took part in match-fixing on July 28 at Albion Park.


Graham and Rasmussen have also been charged with allegedly fixing another race at the same track on October 6


As the state's leading harness driver, Graham was selected to represent Australia in the World Driving Championship.


The Racing Integrity Commission has suspended the licences of Graham and Cain.


Police have revealed that further charges will be laid on a fourth man imminently, after he allegedly turned a profit in the high thousands on the fixed races.


Three of the state's top six drivers are now facing match-fixing offences, with a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail.


The Racing Integrity Commission was set up in the wake of the greyhound live baiting scandal.