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Perks of the Job
Former Fifa official pays $10 million for house arrest to happen in luxury New York apartment
Jose Maria Marin was president of the Brazilian Football Confederation for three years.

JOSE MARIA MARIN, the former head of the Brazilian football confederation (CBF), has allegedly arranged a deal with US officials that will ensure he is placed on house arrest in his luxury New York apartment.

The 83-year-old was arrested in May as part of the new-famous morning raid on a Zurich hotel that has led to the latest Fifa controversy.

He’s been held in Switzerland ever since.

Now though, he has allegedly struck a deal with US authorities and will pay $10 million to carry out his house arrest at his luxury New York apartment.

Marin has a residence in the Trump Towers on Central Park West – the same location where Chuck Blazer – the ex-Fifa official who later became an FBI informant – held two apartments – one for him and one for his cats.

Marin took over as president of the CBF in 2012, after the now-disgraced figure of Ricardo Teixeira resigned due to ‘health grounds’ though he was later found to have accepted bribes from now-defunct marketing company ISL.

Marin also headed up the 2014 World Cup organising committee. He’s under investigation for racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering.

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