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Game-fixer must pay
April 8th, 2008 6:30AM

TAGS:  germany


[REF WATCH] Robert Hoyzer, the key figure in Germany's 2004 game-fixing scandal, must pay the German soccer federation $1,086 per month for 15 years as compensation for damages the DFB incurred.

The DFB had filed a $2.79 million civil suit against the Hoyzer, the referee who was convicted of fraud in 2005 and sentenced to 29 months in prison. A Berlin court had heard the civil case but postponed a ruling and encouraged an out-of-court settlement.

The payments, which will total $195,600, will be given to charity by the federation.

The DFB had initially hoped to recoup compensation it paid to Hamburg SV, which was knocked out of the German Cup in one of the games fixed by Hoyzer.

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