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Author Topic: US Sentences FIFA Chief To Four Years Imprisonment  (Read 1645 times)

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US Sentences FIFA Chief Jose Maria Marin To Four Years Imprisonment. The previous Brazil Football Federation president José Maria Marin has been condemned to four years in jail by a United States government court following his conviction for debasement.

The 86-year-old, who was one of seven Fifa authorities captured at a lodging in Zurich in May 2015, was indicted tolerating rewards from sports promoting organizations in return for contracts to communicate competitions, for example, the Copa America.

Following a six-week preliminary Marin was discovered liable in December 2017 on six of the seven means something negative for him of illegal tax avoidance, wire misrepresentation and conspiratorial racketeering.

The condemning occurred in Brooklyn, New York, by US District Judge Pamela Chen. Marin, who has just served 13 months in jail, was likewise requested to relinquish $3.3m (£2.6m) and was fined $1.2m (£950,000).

The Brazilian is the primary authority to be condemned following the US Department of Justice examination concerning debasement at football's reality representing body.

Talking after the decision, Richard Donoghue, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, stated:

“Today’s sentence shows that for all their power and prestige, the soccer officials who corrupted ‘the beautiful game’ are not above the law.”

He was indicted nearby Juan Angel Napout, who drove South America's football overseeing body Conmebol. He will be condemned at a later date. Marin's legal advisors say he will advance against the sentence.

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