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'Wantonly greedy' former Brazil federation president Marin given four-year jail term

He’s the first person to be imprisoned as the result of the U.S. investigation into Fifa corruption.

FORMER BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL Confederation (CBF) president Jose Maria Marin has been sentenced to four years in prison for racketeering and corruption offences.

Marin, 86, is the first person to be imprisoned as the result of the U.S. investigation into corruption at world football’s governing body Fifa.

He was found to have taken bribes in exchange for the media and marketing rights to various tournaments, including the Copa America.

Judge Pamela Chen described Marin as “wantonly greedy” in sentencing the former CBF president, who was arrested in Zurich in May 2015.

Marin was convicted in a Brooklyn court alongside former Conmebol head Juan Angel Napout, who will be sentenced at a later date.

Along with the four-year sentence, Marin was ordered to pay a $1.2 million fine and $3.3 million in forfeiture.

- Omni

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