Ex-FIFA Bigwig Hit With 9 Years For Bribery Rap

Law360, New York (August 29, 2018, 8:53 PM EDT) -- Former FIFA vice president and executive committee member Juan Angel Napout on Wednesday was sentenced to nine years in prison for agreeing to take nearly $25 million in bribes from sports marketing companies, the longest term yet to come out of U.S. authorities' FIFA crackdown.

Ex-FIFA vice president Juan Angel Napout, 60, was handed nine years in prison Wednesday for agreeing to take nearly $25 million in bribes, a sentence resulting from a wide-ranging probe into corruption in professional soccer. (AP) U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen sentenced Napout, 60, the former president of the South American soccer confederation CONMEBOL and vice-president and executive committee...

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