By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Aug. 30, 2018: Juan Angel Napout, the former president of the  Paraguayan Football Association and South America’s football governing body Conmebol, will have to spend the next nine years of his life in jail for his part in the FIFA bribery scandal.

Napout, 60, was found guilty in December last year at a trial in Brooklyn, New York of racketeering conspiracy and two wire fraud charges. He was found guilty along with the former head of the Brazil Football Confederation, Jose Maria Marin.

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The former FIFA vice-president will also have to forfeit $3.37 million and pay a fine of $1 million.

Napout was arrested at the Baur Au Lac hotel in Zurich in December 2015, seven months after an initial dawn raid at the same hotel in which seven Fifa officials were detained.

The crimes related to Napout’s participation in schemes to accept millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for the media and marketing rights to various football tournaments.

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