June 21, 2024

The former president of El Salvador goes to prison

The former president of El Salvador goes to prison

Reinaldo Vazquez, the former president of the El Salvador Football Federation, has been sentenced to 16 months in prison over the FIFA corruption scandal.

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The basics in brief

  • Reinaldo Vazquez, the former president of El Salvador, was sentenced to 16 months in prison.
  • He was convicted of corruption in a US court.
  • He accepted bribes in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup.

Reinaldo Vazquez, the former president of the El Salvador Football Federation, has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for his role in the FIFA corruption scandal.

Along with other officials, a US court found Vazquez guilty of taking bribes in 2012. The officials are said to have received about $350,000 from a sports marketing company in Miami in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Vazquez was indicted in the 2015 FIFA corruption scandal. He was only extradited to the US in 2021. In 2019, FIFA’s ethics committee convicted and fined him, Inside the Game reports.

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