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Nine Years in Prison for Former Vice President of FIFA

FIFA vice president Juan Ángel Napout

A New York court has sentenced Juan Angel Napout, former president of the Paraguayan Football Federation, to nine years in prison after being convicted on corruption charges involving the International Football Association (FIFA).

According to US media, the prosecution has asked the judge to sentence 20-year-old Juan Angel Napout, former president of the Paraguayan Football Federation, after proving millions of dollars in bribes he received from companies seeking marketing rights in tournaments Great football.

Lawyers for Juan Angel Napout, the 60-year-old lawyer, have called for a reduction in the years demanded by prosecutors, saying they exaggerated their requests, but the jury charged corruption, bribery and money laundering as well as fraud against Napout.

Juan Angel Napout was one of seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, in May 2015. A former US president has been jailed by a US court several days ago for Jose Maria Marin, Four years, and fined $ 1.2 million after being convicted of financial corruption.

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