By Zachary Zagger and Sindhu Sundar (December 22, 2017, 1:44 PM EST) -- A federal jury in Brooklyn on Friday found the former heads of the Paraguayan and Brazilian soccer associations guilty of racketeering conspiracy and other charges, handing the government a partial win in the trial over the men's alleged roles in schemes where sports marketing companies funneled hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to more than two dozen soccer officials.
The jury in New York's Eastern District convicted Juan Angel Napout, 59, the former president of the South American soccer confederation CONMEBOL, and Jose Maria Marin, 85, a former Brazilian soccer federation president, each of racketeering conspiracy. The jury further found Napout...
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