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SBD Global/August 9, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Former Korean Basketball League Coach Kang Jailed 10 Months For Match-Fixing

A district court on Thursday sentenced former Korean Basketball League coach Kang Dong-hee to 10 months behind bars "for fixing games," according to YONHAP.  Kang "was found guilty of taking cash" worth 47M won ($42,000) from gambling brokers to fix four games during the '10-11 season of the KBL while heading the Dongbu Promy. It marks the first time that a coach from one of four professional sports in South Korea "has received a prison term for fixing games, dealing another blow to the country's sporting world which has been tainted by a series of similar rigging scandals." In the same ruling, "the man who paid Kang through brokers to fix the games was sentenced to one year and four months in prison" (YONHAP, 8/8).
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