10 Jun '13, 6am

Three Lebanese referees jailed for accepting free sex in return for rigging a football match in Singapore

Sex-for-fixing football referees jailed in Singapore By Annabelle Liang (AFP) – 36 minutes ago SINGAPORE — Three Lebanese football referees pleaded guilty Monday to accepting free sex from a gambling-linked global syndicate in return for rigging a match in Singapore, with two jailed and sentencing deferred for the third. A district court judge jailed assistant referees Ali Eid, 33, and Abdallah Taleb, 37, for three months, but deferred sentencing till Tuesday for referee Ali Sabbagh, whom state prosecutors said was the most culpable. The assistant referees broke down into sobs and repeatedly looked up as if to thank God after Judge Low Wee Ping said they could be freed by later Monday or Tuesday, after remission for good behaviour and due to time already served awaiting sentence. Turning to Ali Sabbagh, 34, the judge said: "I need time to consider your sentence. I don't, f...

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