31 March 2024

Ex official who had highest function convicted

Starting at 2010 and continued to do that when was elected president of Chinese football association from August 2019 up until October 2023, Chen Xuyuan was taking bribes and for this serious crime got life sentence in prison. By using the position during those 13 (long) years the 67-year-old has arranged project contracts, investment operations and fixing matches receiving various gifts and money of over 81 million yuan (over 11.1 million euros). The property was confiscated, while the amount is transferred to state treasury.
Admitting the guilt and feeling remorse of what he did, this Tuesday the Hubei court has stated that the former official did a "tremendous damage" to Chinese football.


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