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Japanese Pleads Guilty In CPBL Scandal

TAIWAN – Former Brother Elephants skipper Shin Nakagomi pleaded guilty earlier this week to a match-fixing scandal that rocked the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) shortly after the 2009 season. The Japanese native could face an 18-month prison sentence if convicted.

Nakagomi, 40, pleaded guilty to the Banciao District Court in Taipei County to five counts of game-fixing which occured in 2008 and 2009. The latest in a series of matching-fixing scandals plaguing Taiwan’s professional circuit implicated some of the league’s most prominent baseball players.

A former Japanese League pitcher who finished his career with the Brother franchise, Nakagomi also faces stiff penalties from the CPBL and two league clubs, the Uni-President Lions and the Sinon Bulls, who are seeking a combined NT$370 million (about $11.5 million) in compensation from those convicted of working with local gangsters to manipulate the outcome of baseball games on the baseball-loving island nation.

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