The former Chinese soccer head Nan Yong was sentenced ten and a half years in prison on Wednesday by a court in Tieling, Liaoning Province.
Nan Yong, the former director of the Chinese Football Administrative Center, was charged with 17 counts of taking bribes worth 235,000 U.S. dollars.
Four former Chinese national team players were found guilty of taking bribes and sentenced at least five and a half years in prison on Wednesday in Shenyang, Liaoning Province.
Shen Si, who, along with Qi Hong, Jiang Jin and Li Ming, fixed a Chinese league game, was sentenced to six years in prison and fined 500,000 yuan (78,500 US dollars).
Qi, Jiang and Li received a 5-1/2 years sentence and was each fined 500,000 yuan.
The court confiscated a total of 8 million yuan (1.27 million US dollars) taken by the four as bribes.
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