User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
3 soccer officials charged with corruption

SINGAPORE (AP) - A referee and his two assistants were charged with corruption in Singapore for accepting ``free sexual service'' in return for fixing an Asian Football Confederation Cup match.

Advertisement
Singapore's Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau said referee Ali Sabbagh and assistant referees Ali Eid and Abdallah Taleb, all from Lebanon, were charged with one count of corruption.

The 33-year-old Sabbagh is a FIFA-accredited referee who has worked some 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

The three are scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

The anti-corruption agency said it launched an investigation after receiving information of match-fixing involving a game between Singapore club Tampines Rovers and East Bengal of India on Wednesday. East Bengal won 4-2.

An 18-month review by Europol recently revealed that a Singapore-based crime syndicate has been involved in fixing soccer matches around the world, including World Cup qualifiers and Champions League matches.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Man United hammers Leicester, 4-1
Aguero scores 2, City beats Swansea
Barca routs Sporting without Messi
Lecomte's brilliant saves help Lorient
Bayern leaves it late to beat Hamburg
Mandzukic again off as Juve struggles
Stoke comes close to 1st win, but draws
Sunderland now last after wasting lead
Son helps Spurs 2-1 win at the Boro
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership