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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.

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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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