Rigging suspect named TJK chief
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Serdal Adalı spent six months in prison as part of the match-fixing case last year.Former Beşiktaş board member, Serdal Adalı, whose involvement with racehorses caused him spend half a year behind bars, was elected as the new chairman of the Jockey Club of Turkey (TJK) yesterday.
“I have entered this community as a child and now I am elated to be the chairman,” he said.
Adalı was sentenced to one year and three months in prison and fined a penalty of 250,000 Turkish Liras for match-fixing as part of the rigging scandal in Turkey. He allegedly gifted a racehorse to Istanbul BB forward İbrahim Akın before Beşiktaş’s Turkish cup final on May 12, 2011.
Adalı was jailed for six months pending match-fixing charges.