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Chinese soccer stars sentenced for bribery

Updated: 2012-06-13 10:07

SHENYANG, Liaoning - 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.

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).

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) taken by the four as bribes.

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