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Guatemalan ex-judge gets eight months in first sentence of Fifa bribery case

  • Guatemala’s Hector Trujillo chokes up in apology to judge on Wednesday
  • Trujillo, 63, will serve eight months in prison and must pay $415,000

A former judge who led Guatemala’s soccer federation became the first person sentenced in the US in the Fifa world soccer corruption scandal when a judge ordered him to serve eight months in prison, saying his bribe money could have been used to build soccer fields for poor children.

Hector Trujillo, 63, was sentenced in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday by judge Pamela K Chen. He had pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy in June. Besides the prison term, the judge also ordered him to pay $415,000 in restitution.

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