Fine and suspension for bookmaker Beasley

Bookmaker Simon Beasley has been suspended and fined for misconduct regarding the recording of bets outside the terms of his licence.

A former AFL footballer, Beasley faced charges of misconduct, improper conduct or unseemly behaviour laid by Racing Victoria stewards over the recording of bets in his ledger which were not taken via his official phone.

Beasley pleaded guilty to misconduct but not guilty to charges of improper conduct or unseemly behaviour and those charges were not pursued.

Between September 8, 2018 and January 26 this year, Beasley recorded 71 bets in his ledger with no corresponding phone call on his approved phone.

He also impersonated, or facilitated the impersonation, of 24 bets placed on his approved phone.

The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board suspended Beasley from Thursday until New Year's Day and fined him $17,500.

Beasley was disqualified in 2009 for four years and fined $50,000 on charges relating to nearly 1600 fictitious bets with a turnover of almost $3.8 million.