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Businessman match-fixer Eric Ding Si Yang 'led the high life'

Prosecutors seek jail, heavy fine ahead of sentencing

Published on Jul 23, 2014 9:50 AM
Ding's luxury buys included an Aston Martin V8 Vantage for $551,500, and a house in East Coast for $1.1 million. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

An Aston Martin V8 Vantage for $551,500, a Porsche 911 for $281,400 and a terraced house in East Coast for $1.1 million - all paid for in cash.

These were the luxury purchases which prosecutors cited yesterday to show the "trappings of wealth" of local businessman Eric Ding Si Yang, 32, that arose from his match-fixing activities.

Earlier this month, he was found guilty of three counts of corruption for providing three Lebanese football officials with prostitutes as bribes for fixing future matches.

Prosecutors pressed for a stiff sentence of four to six years behind bars, and a fine of between $120,000 and $300,000 to be imposed.

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