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Trowbridge snooker player Lee enters appeal over match-fixing charges
12:30pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Latest News
Trowbridge snooker player Stephen Lee has submitted an appeal against his 12 year ban from the sport for match-fixing.
Former World No.5 Lee, 38, had until 5pm today to launch an appeal and now an independent QC will be appointed to oversee the proceedings.
Last month, Adam Lewis QC found Lee guilty of fixing seven matches between 2008 and 2009 issuing him with the ban and a £40,000 fine.
Lee is appealing against Mr Lewis’ verdict and punishment.
Mr Lewis’ enquiry found that Lee was the subject of irregular betting from groups of people connected to his former sponsor Paul Jones, a financial advisor from Stourbridge-based business Prosperity, former manager Neil Clague, and friend Ian McDougall, who lives in Staverton.
The groups won around £97,000 from their registered bets of £111,000 with £40,000 being transferred into the bank account of Lee’s wife Laura.
Lee has been suspended from snooker since October 2012 with his ban coming into force from that date.
He will not be able to participate in the sport until October 12, 2024.
The date of the appeal will be announced when a QC has been appointed to oversee it.
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