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Businessman Eric Ding jailed three years for bribing football match officials

Published on Jul 24, 2014 1:43 PM
 
Businessman Eric Ding Si Yang, jailed 36-months for bribing three football match officials, will start his prison sentence after a request for his bail to be extended is denied by the court. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

SINGAPORE - Businessman Eric Ding Si Yang, who was jailed 36-months for bribing three football match officials, will start his prison sentence after a request for his bail to be extended was denied by the court on Thursday.

District Judge Toh Yung Cheong ruled that there was a risk of Ding absconding, which must be balanced against Singapore's international standing.

An Attorney-General's Chambers spokesman said prosecutors intend to file a notice of appeal against the 36-month jail sentence. They had on Tuesday argued for a jail term of four to six years, and a fine of between $120,000 and $300,000 for Ding.

The defence, led by lawyer Hamidul Haq told the court that Ding will be appealing against both his conviction and sentence.

 
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