Singaporean businessman charged over sex offer in match-fixing probe

Referee Ali Sabbagh and his fellow Lebanese assistants Ali Eid and Abdallah Taleb were charged earlier and remain in custody while their application for bail is being processed.

updated: April 07, 2013 12:56 IST
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Singapore: A Singaporean businessman has been charged with corruption for offering free sex to three Lebanese football referees to induce them to fix a match in the city-state, a government agency said on Sunday.

Eric Ding Si Yang, 31, was charged with three counts of corruption on Saturday, a spokesman for the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) told AFP. He gave no further details.

If convicted, Ding faces a maximum prison term of five years or a fine of up to Sg$100,000 ($81,000), or both penalties, for each charge.

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