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Fenerbahce Chairman Yildirim to Be Released From Jail, AA Says

July 02, 2012

A Turkish court decided to release Aziz Yildirim, chairman of Turkish soccer club Fenerbahce Futbol AS, after he spent one year in jail for alleged involvement in match-fixing, Anatolia reported.

Yildirim was sentenced by a judge today to a total of six years and three months in jail on grounds of setting up a gang to commit crime and match-fixing, the state-run news agency in Ankara said.

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