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Brazil Frees THG Boss Mallon, But Hickey Still In Prison Over Ticket Scam Charges

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 29 / 16

THG Sports said that Dir Kevin Mallon, who was arrested by police in Rio over an alleged ticket touting operation, "has been released from preventative detention," according to Jamie Doward of the London GUARDIAN. Mallon had been in custody in Brazil since Aug. 5 "after being arrested in relati...

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