Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue jailed for fraud

Ex-pros part of £5m scam which took money to train deprived young people as coaches

Two ex-footballers have been jailed for their part in a £5m sports leadership scam, which falsely claimed to help young people from deprived backgrounds gain football coaching apprenticeships.

Former Wales international Mark Aizlewood, 58, was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday alongside fellow ex-pro Paul Sugrue, 56, who was jailed for seven years, for defrauding “eye-watering sums of government money”.

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