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Ex-Ecuador football president convicted in FIFA corruption case

Luis Chiriboga was convicted along with two co-defendants on allegations involving nearly $6.12 million allegedly received in 2010-2015

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Luis Chiriboga has been given a ten year sentence. (Source: AP)

The former president of the Ecuadorean Football Federation was convicted of money laundering on Friday and given a 10-year sentence in a case tied to the corruption scandal at FIFA, the sport’s international governing body.

Luis Chiriboga was convicted along with two co-defendants on allegations involving nearly $6.12 million allegedly received in 2010-2015. Hugo Mora was also sentenced to 10 years and Pedro Vera was given 40 months.

Because of his age, the 65-year-old Chiriboga would serve his time under house arrest if the sentence imposed by Judge Miriam Escobar is upheld. Lawyers for all three defendants said they would appeal the sentences.

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The case arose when US prosecutors charged numerous international football officials with taking bribes for awarding tournament rights. Ecuador doesn’t extradite its citizens to the US.