Updates on the Korea Baseball Organization match-fixing scandal.
A local court on Wednesday sentenced two pitchers charged with fixing matches to six months in prison, suspended for two years, and 7 million won ($6,154) each in fines.
The Daegu District Court also ordered 120 hours of community service for Park Hyun-jun and Kim Seong-hyun, who played for the Seoul-based LG Twins in South Korea‘s top professional baseball league.
The players said they had been approached by a broker surnamed Kim, who received a two-year jail term.
He also lured professional volleyball players, either retired or active. Among those players, a retired athlete surnamed Yeom was sentenced to two years behind bars year while six others were given two-year suspended terms.
"It was inevitable to give a prison sentence to Yeom and the broker as they were the key figures in this match-fixing scandal involving professional athletes," judge said./p>