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Soccer refs put in jail for taking bribes

(Xinhua)

11:05, February 16, 2012

DANDONG, Northeast China, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- A northeast Chinese court sentenced former soccer referee Lu Jun to five and a half years in jail for accepting bribes.

The court also ordered the confiscation of personal property worth 100,000 RMB (about 15,870 U.S. dollars).

Lu, a 2002 World Cup referee, had been named as China's "Golden Whistle".

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