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Match-fixer Eric Ding’s sentencing adjourned to Thursday

Convicted match-fixer Eric Ding will know his fate on Thursday (July 24), after Tuesday’s session to decide on his sentence was adjourned. 

SINGAPORE: Convicted match-fixer Eric Ding will know his fate on Thursday (July 24), after Tuesday’s session to decide on his sentence was adjourned. The businessman was found guilty on July 1 of three charges of bribing three Lebanese football officials with prostitutes.

At Tuesday's hearing, the prosecution pushed for a stiff "exemplary" penalty for Ding. It said Ding should serve between four and six years in jail and be fined between S$120,000 and S$300,000. The maximum penalty for corruption is a five-year jail term and S$100,000 fine.

The prosecution said a stiff sentence is warranted - although no match-fixing had taken place, Ding cannot be given any leniency just because Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) were efficient in their arrests, it argued. 

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