South Korean volleyball, baseball players indicted

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea prosecutors say that 16 professional volleyball players and two baseball players have been indicted for their alleged involvement in match-fixing.

A prosecution office said in a statement Wednesday that the volleyball and baseball players allegedly attempted to fix the results of games in recent years in return for taking brides.

The office in the southeastern city of Daegu says it has indicted 13 other people who allegedly financed or offered the bribes before betting on illegal gambling sites.

It says a total of 23 volleyball and baseball games in 2010 and 2011 were eventually fixed.

South Korea's soccer league was hit by a similar match-fixing scandal last year with nearly 80 people indicted.