On October 25, Judge Chen of the U.S. District Court for the E.D.N.Y. sentenced the former general secretary of Guatemala’s soccer federation and a former judge to eight months in prison and ordered restitution of $415,000 and forfeiture of $175,000. His sentence comes after a guilty plea to wire fraud and conspiracy in June 2017. He was arrested in 2015 as part of the U.S. government’s investigation into corruption in a soccer association. His sentencing marks the first individual sentenced among a group of more than 40 individuals who have been indicted or pleaded guilty since 2015.
This sentencing comes as part of the U.S. government’s ongoing investigation into corruption in international soccer which has been ongoing. Previous FCPA Scorecard coverage of the investigation can be found here.