15 Aug 2011

Polish National Player Sentenced to 1 Year for Match-Fixing

Łukasz Piszczek (pictured here), who currently plays for German League champions Borussia Dortmund, was sentenced to one year in prison, a three-year suspension, a fine of approximately $36,300, and has to pay back the $17,500 that he earned for qualifying for the UEFA Cup for fixing matches in the Polish league.

Along with Mr. Piszczek, 10 others were sentenced in the Wroclaw district court for fixing a match between Zagłębie Lubin and Cracovia, which resulted in the latter to advace to the UEFA Cup.

For the original article from a Polish news site (in English), please click here. Please note that the photo of Mr. Piszczek comes from fupa.net and is credited to picture-alliance.