The trial court of seven Vietnam football referees and two regional sports leaders for bribery and match fixing closed on July 2.
|Luong Trung Viet (seating, middle) received seven years in jail for acting as a go-between for bribery|
As a result, former referee Luong Trung Viet was sentenced to seven years in jail for acting as a go-between for bribery while two others, Pham Huu Loc and Truong The Toan, each will serve four years in jail for taking bribes.
Former referee Hoang The Dung received four years and six months for the same crime. Three remaining referees were sentenced to probation with two years for Le Van Tu, two years and six months for Nguyen Huu Thanh and Vu Trong Chien respectively.
Two defendants, former Director Le Van Cuong of the Can Tho City Department of Sports and Physical Training and former Managing Director Vu Tien Thanh of East Asia - Pomina Steel club, were sentenced to three years' probation for offering bribes.
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