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China opens trials on soccer corruption scandals
China opens trials on soccer corruption scandals
Zhang Jianqiang, the former director of the Chinese Football Association's (CFA) referee committee stood trial on bribery charges at the Intermediate People's Court of Tieling in Liaoning Province on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
Zhang Jianqiang, the former director of the Chinese Football Association's (CFA) referee committee stood trial on bribery charges at the Intermediate People's Court of Tieling in Liaoning Province on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
Lü Feng, a suspect in the soccer corruption case, stands trial at the Intermediate People's Court of Dandong in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Yang Yimin, the former deputy director of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) stands trial for taking bribes at the Intermediate People's Court of Tieling in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Lu Jun, China's "Gloden Whistle,” arrives to stand the trial at the Intermediate People's Court of Dandong in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Suspects from the Chinese soccer corruption scandals stand trial at the Intermediate People's Court of Dandong in Liaoning Province on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
 
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Timetable for major trials
 

The Intermediate People's Court of Tieling and Dandong


 Name
 Former post
 Trial time
 Result
 

Zhang Jianqiang

 

Director of the

CFA referee committee

 

December 19, 8:30 am

Zhang receive a 12-year jail term for taking bribes worth a total of 2.73 million yuan on 24 occasions.
 

Yang Yimin

 

Deputy director

of the CFA

 

December 21, 8:30 am

Yang was convicted of accepting bribes worth 1.25 million yuan from about 20 clubs to fix fitness test results and sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison.
 

Nan Yong

 

Deputy director of the CFA

 

Not scheduled

Nan has been charged with 17 counts of taking bribes worth 1.48 million yuan (about $235,000)

 

Wang Xin, etc.

 

President of

Liaoning Guangyuan FC, etc.

 

December 22, 8:30 am

Wang was sentenced to seven years in prison on the charges of bribing and gambling and fined 3.35 million yuan.
 

Lu Jun

 

Football referee

 

December 21, 9 am

Lu was sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment for taking a total of 810,000 yuan(about $128,657) in bribes for fixing seven league matches involving four clubs. Lu was also had personal property worth 100,000 yuan (about $15,880) confiscated.
 
Xie Yalong

 
Deputy director of the CFA
 
April 24, 2012
Xie was accused of accepting bribes totalling more than 1.7 million yuan ($273,000).
Huang Junjie  Former soccer referee December 20, 2011 The judge convicted Huang Junjie of taking 1,480,000 yuan and 100,000 Hongkong dollars (about $247,975 ) in 21 cases. Huang was also confiscated personal assets worth 200,000 yuan (about $31,760 ).
 Lǔ Feng Former CFA Super League Company manager  December 20, 2011 Lu got a 6.5-year imprisonment sentence for taking a total of 1,400,000 yuan (about $222,370) from Zhongyi company and he also bribed former CFA officials.

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Nan Yong, former deputy director of the CFA



Yang Yimin, former deputy director of the CFA


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Xie Yalong, former deputy director of the CFA


Zhang Jianqiang, former director of the CFA's referee committee

Li Dongsheng, former chief of the CFA's referee committee

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Major suspect corrupt figures

Xie Yalong, former deputy director of the CFA


Nan Yong, former deputy director of the CFA


Yang Yimin, former deputy director of the CFA, was charged by the Intermediate People's Court of Tieling, Liaoning Province, of taking bribes.


Lu Jun, China's "Gloden Whistle", was charged by Intermediate People's Court of Dandong (the court), Liaoning Province, of taking bribes.


Lü Feng, Chairman of the Chinese Football Association Super League, was charged by the court of taking bribes as non public servant.


Huang Junjie, China's football referee, was charged by the court of taking bribes as a non public servant.


Zhou Weixin, China's football referee, was charged by the court of taking bribes as a non public servant.