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The deputy secretary-general of the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) May Tola was charged on Saturday with corruption. Fresh News

FCC official charged with corruption

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged the deputy secretary-general of the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) May Tola with corruption after he was questioned by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Friday.

Court spokesperson Kuch Kimlong told The Post on Sunday that Tola was charged by investigating Judge Ros Piseth with breach of trust under Article 393 of the Criminal Code.

Tola will be held in pre-trial detention at Prey Sar prison.

Article 393 of the Criminal Code says that if the court finds Tola guilty as charged, he would be sentenced from two to five years in prison and fined from between four and 10 million riel ($975 to $2,438).

At a May 5 press conference, the FFC said it decided to suspend four officers including Tola, Chhang Piseth, Tuy Vicheika, and Koul Sophearum from any sporting activities indefinitely.

These four officers committed a serious mistake which contradicts the ethical values and principles of the FFC, it said.

The FFC found $59,326 in funds mismanaged and tainted with alleged corruption dating from 2013 to 2019.

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