A total of 75 men were found guilty on September 30 of conspiring to fix soccer match results in Hungary's Football League.
GV INTERIOR Court house and defendants face charges of bribery. (3 shots)
SVs Court guards and defendants (5 shots)
SV Judge Doctor Janos Lehoczky enters court as defendants stand for sentencing (4 shots)
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Background: A total of 75 men were found guilty on September 30 of conspiring to fix soccer match results in Hungary's Football League. In Szekszard, after a two-month trial, 43 were all found guilty. The principal defendants were successfully prosecuted on charges of fixing the results of 124 football matches, benefitting to the tune of hundreds of thousands of US dollars. The six main accused were jailed from between 18 months and four years. The others -- 30 players and three referees -- were sentenced to between four to ten months imprisonment. They were also ordered to repay all monies received from their crimes. On the same day in the Budapest Justice Court, 32 men were found guilty of rigging results by Judge Doctor Janos Lehoczky. These men were involved in a total of 66 matches covering a nine-week period. Chief accused, Jozsef Farago was jailed for six years, and Gyula Perei for four years. Miklos Pataki was sentenced to five years in jail and all were banned from their previous positions. They were also ordered to forfeit the money they swindled to the national bank. The remainder of the accused were sentenced to less severe prison terms.