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The American judiciary rejects Juan Angel Nabot's request to serve his sentence in Paraguay, South America

The American judiciary rejects Juan Angel Nabot's request to serve his sentence in Paraguay, South America

The American judiciary rejected the request of the Paraguayan former president of the South American Federation, Juan Angel Nabot, to spend his nine-year prison sentence on charges of corruption and bribery in his country, according to what Paraguay's justice minister said Wednesday.

The American judiciary rejects Juan Angel Nabot's request to serve his sentence in Paraguay, South America


Nabot was sentenced to prison in 2017 for his involvement in crimes related to the "FIFA Gate" corruption scandal that shook the world in 2015, and is serving his sentence in the United States.


He was convicted of racketeering and fraud for receiving millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for granting television broadcasting and marketing rights for major events while he was president of the South American Confederation (CONMEBOL).


Minister Cecilia Perez told reporters that the American judiciary considered that Nabot's crimes were major in accepting his request, at a time when the Paraguayan government was playing the role of mediator.


The American judiciary had also rejected earlier, the request to release the Paraguayan and replace the prison with house arrest for humanitarian reasons.


Nabot was fined $ 1 million and returned $ 3.3 million in bribes as part of the scandal for which former president of the Brazilian Federation Jose Maria Marin was also jailed for four years.


In June 2020, a Manhattan appeals court confirmed the conviction of Marin and Nabot, who is one of seven FIFA officials who were arrested by Swiss authorities in a luxury hotel in Zurich on May 27, 2015, and one of only two officials (along with Marin) were convicted. In a trial, in the series of scandals that rocked the world's highest football organization and led to the overthrow of big heads in it, especially its former Swiss president Joseph Blatter.

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