3 Jul 2012

Turkish club boss convicted on match fixing charges

3:28 pm on 3 July 2012

A Turkish court has convicted and sentenced Aziz Yildrim, the president of one of the country's leading clubs Fenerbache, to 6 years and 3 months in prison on match-fixing charges.

At the same time the court has released Yildrim and three other suspects, taking into account the time they have spent in jail over the past year.

Turkish law allows the court to free suspects after they serve a certain portion of their sentences.

The ruling came two months after the Turkish football federation cleared all 16 Turkish teams of involvement in the alleged match-fixing scandal.