Singapore Charges Four Men in Southeast Asian Soccer-Fixing Bid

Singapore charged four men for attempting to fix a Southeast Asian Games soccer match scheduled for Saturday.

The men were accused of plotting to arrange for players of the Federacao Futebol Timor-Leste to lose their match against Malaysia, according to charge sheets filed in a Singapore state court Saturday. The men -- one Singaporean, two Timor-Leste nationals and an Indonesian -- allegedly agreed to corruptly give or receive S$15,000 ($11,000) in bribes.

If convicted, the men may be jailed for as long as five years and fined as much as S$100,000. They weren’t represented by lawyers and didn’t enter a plea.

Singapore is hosting the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, with the soccer tournament kicking off Friday.

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