Ex-soccer star gets service order for match-fixing

Local | 4 May 2018 3:55 pm

A former soccer star who played for Hong Kong Pegasus FC has been spared jail for match-fixing after the District Court handed him 180 hours of community service today.

Lee Wai-lim, the 2009 Hong Kong footballer of the year, had pleaded guilty to being an agent accepting an advantage and conspiracy to defraud.

Four other former Pegasus soccer players charged in the same case were cleared of match-fixing last month.

Lee, Kwok Kin-pong, Michael Cheng Lai-hin, Chan Pak-hang and Lee Ka-ho were charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption last year with offering and accepting bribes of HK$60,000 and fraud by contriving or attempting to contrive the results of three football matches of the Hong Kong Football Association's Reserve Division League in 2016.

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