Bulgaria legend Yordan Letchkov jailed over political corruption

Posted by - January 15, 2013 - Oddballs, World Cup

Yordan Letchkov, the bald midfielder beloved by anyone old enough to remember USA 94, has been jailed for two years for corruption.

Perhaps most famous for getting his shiny noggin on the end of a cross to knock Germany out of the 1994 World Cup quarter-finals, Letchkov had since moved into local politics.

But his time as the mayor of his hometown Sliven came to an abrupt end in April 2010 when he was removed from office for official misconduct. He later returned to his post, but has now been sentenced to two years imprisonment after he was found guilty of tax irregularities.

The charges related to a water and sewarage deal, which saw the city left considerably out of pocket.

Letchkov is expected to launch an appeal his prison sentence.