Indonesian sentenced to 30 months in jail for SEA Games football match-fixing

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An Indonesian national who played an integral role in conspiring to fix a SEA Games football match was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Tuesday (Jul 21).

Nasiruddin was charged for engaging in a conspiracy with two other persons, including a citizen, to corruptly agree to give S$15,000 to co-conspirator Orlando Marques Henriques Mendes, a technical director of the Football Association, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said.

The bribe was a reward to arrange for the Timor Leste football team to lose their match against on May 30 – an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act, said CPIB.

Nasiruddin, who is a registered football referee in , was previously hit with a 10-year ban by Indonesian football authorities for accepting bribes from various teams to influence the outcome of their matches.

 

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