Former Premier League Player Guilty in Match-Fixing Plot
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A former Premier League player has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery following an investigation into match-fixing in England's lower leagues.
Britain's Press Association says a jury at a court in Birmingham found Delroy Facey, a 35-year-old striker, guilty on Wednesday. A former non-league player, Moses Swaibu, was convicted of the same charge.
Facey, who played for Bolton in England's top division in 2002 and for many other lower-league clubs, was arrested in November 2013 after an investigation that focused on matches in League Two and the Conference South — the fourth and sixth tiers of English soccer. Two Asian businessmen and another lower-league player have already been sentenced to jail for their involvement.
Facey was charged in September but denied the conspiracy charge.
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