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Ex-China deputy soccer chief jailed

Updated: February 18, 2012, 8:04 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- The former deputy head of China's soccer association was sentenced Saturday to 10½ years in prison as part of a crackdown on corruption and match-fixing.

Yang Yimin, convicted of taking $200,000 in bribes, was one of 39 people sentenced in a single session by the court in the northeastern city of Tieling, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

Others receiving sentences included former head of the referees' committee Zhang Jianqiang, who received a 12-year sentence ...

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