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Football match-fixer sentenced to 48 months' imprisonment: CPIB
THE Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) on Monday said Singaporean Rajendran S/O R Kurusamy has been sentenced to 48 months' imprisonment for offences related to football match-fixing activities at the 28th South East Asian (SEA) Games.
The accused was earlier charged in court on May 30 and June 5, 2015 on three counts:
1) one of engaging in a conspiracy with three other persons, to corruptly agree to give gratification of S$15,000 to a technical director of the Timor Leste Football Association, as a reward to arrange for the SEA Games Timor Leste football team to lose their match against Malaysia;
2) one of being a party to a criminal conspiracy by agreeing to corruptly offer bribes to players of the SEA Games Timor Leste football team as an inducement to lose the same match;
3) one of corruptly giving gratification of S$1,000 to the same technical director of the Timor Leste Football Association as an inducement to lose the same match.
"Singapore adopts a zero-tolerance approach towards corruption, and match-fixing of any form is not condoned in Singapore. The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau will not hesitate to take action against any party involved in match-fixing related activities," CPIB said in a statement.