Former Nimes bosses sentenced to jail in match-fixing case
PARIS (AP) — A French court has sentenced the former owners of Nimes to three years in jail — 18 months served and 18 months suspended — for their role in a match-fixing case.
Former president Jean-Marc Conrad and Serge Kasparian — who was Nimes' main shareholder when they tried to fix the results of matches as their club fought off relegation in 2014 — were also ordered to pay a 50,000 euro fine ($58,000) on Thursday. They can appeal the decision.
Under new management, Nimes returned to the top division this summer for the first time in 25 years after finishing runner-up to Ligue 2 champion Reims last season.