Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Game-fixers sentenced to more than five years in prison
AP, May 19th, 2011 11:32PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

A German court has handed down prison terms to three men convicted of fixing more than 20 European games. Ante Sapina and Marijo Cvrtak were each sentenced to 5 1/2 years for manipulating the results of European club matches and at least one World Cup qualifer. Sapina confessed to fixing more than 20 games. Cvrtak, Sapina's primary accomplice in the crimes, received the same sentence. The court meted out a suspended sentence of 18 months to a  third man, Dragan Mihelic.

In accordance with German legal procedures, the men have not been officially identified but their names have been vetted and published in media reports.

Sapina and Cvrtak manipulated more than 20 games and exploited the influence by betting heavy sums on the outcome of matches. In most cases, referees were bribed to favor one team or made decisions to produce a desired result. Most of the bets were processed through Asian betting establishments.

Sapina had been convicted of similar offenses in 2009 after investigations pointed to German referee Robert Hoyzer, who confessed to his role in the scheme.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Sporting Demands UCL Replay     
Sporting Lisbon has lodged a formal complaint with UEFA demanding a replay of its UEFA Champions ...
FIFA Rankings: USA Falls to 23rd    
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA fell six places to 23rd in FIFA's international rankings following a pair of ...
Diego Costa Released from the Hospital     
Chelsea is expected to be without striker Diego Costa when the Blues visit Manchester United at ...
Reports: Ibra Suffers Injury Setback     
Reports in Sweden claim that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could require surgery on the heel injury that has ...
FIFA Backs Clasico Pause for Messi's Record     
Lionel Messi heads into Saturday's game against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu just one goal short ...
Allegri: Juve Can Still Qualify    
Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus still has a good chance of qualifying for the Round of 16 ...
Mertesacker: Gunners Lack Confidence    
In a candid interview, Arsenal center-back Per Mertesacker admits that the Gunners are low on confidence ...
Rodgers: Why Always Balotelli?     
Once again, it was all about Mario Balotelli, as Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers fielded a barrage ...
Report: Demand Amps Up Ahead of El Clasico    
This Saturday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which regularly draws hundreds of millions of viewers ...
Ferguson: Moyes Didn't Inherit Declining Man United    
Alex Ferguson has updated his book My Autobiography to include a section about the short reign ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives