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Corruption

Ex-CBF president Marin given four-year jail term

Ex-CBF president Marin given four-year jail term

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Judge Pamela Chen described Jose Maria Marin, as "wantonly greedy" in sentencing the former president of the CBF to four years in prison.

Former Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president Jose Maria Marin has been sentenced to four years in prison for racketeering and corruption offences.

Prison for wanton greed

Marin, 86, is the first person to be imprisoned as the result of the US 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.

Paulo Peixoto (L) and Julio Barbosa (R), attorneys for Jose Maria Marin, the former head of the Brazilian football federation, speak outside court August 22, 2018 in New York.

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 $1.2million fine and $3.3million in forfeiture.

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