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SBD Global/June 11, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Singapore Court Jails Lebanon Referees Accused Of Match-Fixing For Sexual Favors
Published June 11, 2013
CLEANING IT UP: BLOOMBERG's Andrea Tan wrote Subordinate Courts Judge Low Wee Ping said, "The Singapore public has an interest in preserving football as a professional sport in Singapore. Singapore is proud to have an almost corruption-free society." Prosecutor Asoka Markandu said, "They've tarnished the reputation of FIFA." Markandu said the three traded sportsmanship for sexual favors and damaged the integrity of the "beautiful game" (BLOOMBERG, 6/10). The AFP reported "the assistant referees broke down into sobs and repeatedly looked up as if to thank God" after Judge Ping said they could be freed by later Monday or Tuesday, after remission for good behavior and due to time already served awaiting sentence. Turning to Sabbagh, the judge said, "I need time to consider your sentence. I don't, for the moment, accept that you should be sentenced to six months" (AFP, 6/10).