Sex-for-fixing referees jailed

Jun 11, 2013, 01:05 IST | AFP

Three Lebanese football referees pleaded guilty yesterday to accepting free sex from a gambling-linked global syndicate in return for rigging a match in Singapore, with two jailed and sentencing deferred for the third.

A district court judge jailed assistant referees Ali Eid, 33, and Abdallah Taleb, 37, for three months, but deferred sentencing till Tuesday for referee Ali Sabbagh, whom state prosecutors said was the most culpable. The assistant referees broke down into sobs and repeatedly looked up as if to thank God. 

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