Croatian Scandal; Prostitutes and cash for promotion Neven Sprajcer, Karlovac chief, who was arrested in December, allegedly paid former referee Zeljko Siric a total of 40,000 euros to help get the team promoted to Croatia's First Division. A hotelier near Split claims to have helped organize the payments and services provided to referees, linesmen and rival teams as the way was cleared for Karlovac to go up. Besides money, prostitution services were also offered in several occasions, as well as fancy dinners and other minor favors. Several arrests have already been made in what is the biggest corruption and match fixing scandal ever to hit the country. Siric has also been arrested, as has referees' commission president Stejpan Dedovic for allegedly taking money to guarantee that matches would be refereed fairly. The newspaper reports that marked cash was given to several of those involved as part of a trap set up by investigators with the aid of Hajduk Split president Hrvoje Males.