19 Jul '11, 9am

Singaporean jailed in Finland over match-fixing

Singaporean jailed in Finland over match-fixing

The court said Perumal (above) was part of a group that tried to fix matches played by the Rovaniemi club between June 2008 and February 2011. Perumal bribed seven Zambian and two Georgian players. -- PHOTO: AP HELSINKI - A FINNISH court has sentenced a Singaporean man to two years in prison and gave nine soccer players suspended sentences after finding them guilty of match fixing. The Lapland district court said Wilson Raj Perumal paid players up to 20,000 euros (S$34,500) per match and received up to 50,000 euros, in addition to some of the betting profits, each time the results were fixed. 'Perumal's sentence was toughened by the fact that he had planned his actions and that he has acted as a member of international organised group doing betting scams,' the court said in a statement on Tuesday. Perumal was part of a group that tried to fix matches played by the Rovaniem...

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