Brazilian Broadcast Exec Seeks Probation For FIFA Bribes

Law360 (January 15, 2020, 7:01 PM EST) -- An 80-year-old Brazilian ex-broadcasting executive is asking for a sentence of time served plus probation for his role in a bribery scheme, telling a New York federal court his health will suffer if he is sent to prison.

In a brief filed Tuesday, marketer Jose Margulies, who pled guilty in November, told the court that he is already suffering “debilitating mental and physical ailments” and should be allowed to spend his last years in Brazil with his family.

Margulies was indicted in May 2015 and charged with acting as an intermediary in the scheme in which soccer officials took bribes from...

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