Saturday, December 27, 2008

Post #800: The continuing story of corruption in the Polish FA

A member of PZPN, the Polish FA, has had seven counts of corruption brought against him.

Henryk Klocek is pleading not guilty to five cases of accepting bribes, and two cases of their actual transactions.

In a court hearing that lasted seven hours, the prosecution brought the cases forward following reports of match fixing in the 2003-2004 season, with an estimated 50,000 zloty (15,000 euro) being transferred for rigging matches in both the first and second divisions.

Mr. Klocek is on bail for 70,000 zloty, and the prosecution has failed to state whether he the allegedly corrupt PZPN official had previous contacts with 'The Hairdresser', head of the football mafia in Poland.