Fenerbahce owner jailed for match-fixing

Aziz Yildirim is given six years in prison, fined $720,000 and banned from watching football matches or managing clubs.

Fenerbahce owner jailed for match-fixing

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s highest court in criminal justice on Friday approved a six-year jail term handed to Fenerbahce's Chairman Aziz Yildirim for forming an illegal organization and involvement in a 2010-11 match-fixing scandal in Turkey's first division.

The Supreme Court also ruled on the verdicts concerning 84 other people from the footballing world.

Yidirim also has to pay a fine of 1.3 million liras ($720,000) and is banned from watching football matches or managing clubs.

Directors of Fenerbahce and several other Turkish clubs as well as football players had been charged with match-fixing during the 2010-11 season.

UEFA - European football's governing body - barred Fenerbahce from the Champions' League for two seasons as a result of its investigation.

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