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Football officials convicted of sports corruption in Slovakia

The court has fined and sentenced 13 convicts to three years.

Defendants during a public hearing in the corruption case of SFZ delegates and referees at the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok on November 27, 2019Defendants during a public hearing in the corruption case of SFZ delegates and referees at the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok on November 27, 2019 (Source: TASR)

A glossary of words is also published online.

A group of 13 football referees and delegates from the Central Slovak Football Federation have been found guilty of sports corruption.

Corruption occurred during several matches at lower league levels of the football pyramid in 2018, the TASR newswire reported on November 27.

The Specialised Criminal Court approved the October 4 plea bargain agreed on between the 13 football officials and a prosecutor from the Special Prosecutor’s Office at the end of November. Initially, they had all faced a jail sentence ranging from four to 10 years.

A ban, fine, and probation

“Corruption in football is a serious type of sports corruption due to the fact that football is one of the social phenomena in our country,” the prosecutor said after the court decided.

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