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Chinese referee admits accepting bribes

Updated: December 21, 2011, 3:46 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- A Chinese soccer referee has admitted in court to taking bribes to fix local and international matches, including a 2007 friendly involving Manchester United, state media reported.

The case of Huang Junjie, a referee for more than 20 years who has been nominated as one of the country's best, is one of a number of hearings under way following a probe into Chinese football corruption.

He accepted $245,000 of bribes to fix two international friendlies and taking 20 bribes ...

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