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Official Linked To FIFA Case Seeks To Dodge $3M Restitution

Law360 (October 25, 2018, 9:16 PM EDT) -- The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association has asked the Second Circuit to ax the $3 million restitution payment he was hit with after pleading guilty to playing a “peripheral role” in the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal, arguing that a lower court misconstrued what he had admitted to.

Costas Takkas pled guilty to one count of money laundering conspiracy last year for helping two sports marketing companies conceal a $3 million bribe sent to Jeffrey Webb, then-president of the Confederation of North Central America and Caribbean Association Football.

In an appellate brief filed Tuesday, Takkas said U.S. District...

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