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Football: 2 Singaporeans guilty of involvement in plot to fix matches in Britain

Published on Jun 17, 2014 9:45 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Two Singaporean businessmen and a footballer were found guilty on Tuesday of involvement in a match-fixing conspiracy targeting English lower league games.

Businessmen Chann Sankaran, 33, and Krishna Ganeshan, 44, were convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery by a unanimous jury decision at Birmingham Crown Court in central England.

Michael Boateng, 22, a former defender with sixth-tier side Whitehawk FC, was also convicted of the same offence.

Jurors cleared fellow former Whitehawk player Hakeem Adelakun of the same charge.

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