Ex-Leeds winger Cibicki found guilty of match-fixing in Sweden

ElephantNewsNetwork5个月前Football192

FormerLeedsUnitedwingerPawelCibickihasbeenconvictedofoffencesrelatedtomatch-fixingbyacourtofappealinSwedenafteritoverturnedanearlierdistrictcourtruling.

The27-year-old,whowasonthebooksatEllandRoadfrom2017to2020butoftenloanedouttootherclubs,wassuspectedofhavingacceptedabribeof300,000Swedishcrowns($32,890.77)inreturnforgettingbookedinagameinSweden'stopflightwhileonloanatElfsborgin2019.

Cibickiandthetwomenwhogavehimthemoney,whichtheplayersaidwasaloan,wereclearedbythedistrictcourtinScaniacounty,buttheprosecutorappealedandthatjudgementwasoverturned.

Thewingerwassentencedtoprobationforacceptanceofabribeandgambling-relatedfraud,despitethefactthattheprosecutorwasunabletoofferproofthatthesumofmoneywasabribe.

"Thecircumstancesasawholemayneverthelessleadtotheconclusionthattheremusthavebeensuchanagreement,"thecourtsaidinastatement.

Cibicki,whohasalsoplayedforMoldeinNorway,DutchclubDenHaagandPolishsideSzczecin,hasbeenbannedfromplayingfootballforfouryearsbytheSwedishFA,proclaimedhisinnocenceonapodcastearlierintheweek.

"I'minnocent,andI'vebeeninnocentsincedayone,"hesaidonSweden'sHeltidsproffspodcast."Ipaidbackthefollowingmonthtotheaccountthatsentmethemoney,andifthatwasn'tenough,themonthafterthatIpaidinterest."

ThetwomenwhogaveCibickithemoneywerealsoconvictedofbriberyandgambling-relatedfraud.


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