Ex-judge gets 8 months in FIFA corruption case
NEW YORK (AP):
The first person sentenced in the United States (US) in the world football corruption scandal has gotten eight months in prison.
Hector Trujillo is a former judge who led Guatemala's football federation (Fedefute Guate) and appeared before a federal judge in New York yesterday.
He pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy in June, admitting he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a company trying to secure sports marketing contracts.
World football's governing body, FIFA, had been scarred by scandals for several years before US investigators launched a probe that gained momentum when they secured the cooperation of flamboyant former FIFA executive Chuck Blazer in 2011.
Trujillo was arrested in December 2015 in Port Canaveral, Florida.