El Salvador soccer players accused of match-fixing acquitted of criminal charges

March 27, 2015 8:19 PM

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – A court in El Salvador has acquitted 11 soccer players and two foreign businesspeople of criminal charges in a match-fixing scandal involving the country's national team.

Prosecutors had accused the defendants of money-laundering, concealment and illegal association. They faced possible sentences of up to 19 years if convicted.

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