On December 12, Judge Chen of the U.S. District Court for the E.D.N.Y. amended the recent sentence entered against a former general secretary of a Cayman Islands football association. On October 31, he was sentenced to serve 15 months in prison, pay $3 million in restitution, and observe a ban from international soccer organizations. Under the amended sentence, he was credited 10 months for time served in a Swiss jail prior to extradition; the other terms remained the same.
He was arrested in Zurich in 2015, as part of the U.S. government’s investigation into corruption involving an international soccer association. Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge, admitting that he laundered millions of dollars in bribes from sports marketing companies to his longtime associate and the former president of a continental soccer association. He is the second individual sentenced among a group of more than 40 who have been indicted or pleaded guilty since 2015. Previous FCPA Scorecard coverage of the investigation can be found here.