Brazil’s Nuzman sentenced to 30 years in jail for Rio 2016 corruption

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Nov 26 (Reuters) – Former Rio 2016 and Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman has been sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in jail for shopping for votes for Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics.

The ruling was introduced by Judge Marcelo Bretas from the seventh Criminal Court in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

The 79-year-old government, who was the pinnacle of the Brazilian Olympic Committee for greater than twenty years, was discovered responsible of cash laundering, tax evasion, corruption and legal group. (*30*) legal professionals appealed the sentence and he’ll keep free till the enchantment is heard.

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Nuzman, a former honorary IOC member, was first arrested in October 2017 alongside together with his right-hand man, former Rio 2016 director of operations Leonardo Gryner, accused of arranging greater than $2 million in bribes to get the IOC to choose Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympics. Rio was awarded the Games in 2009, beating out Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid.

Gryner, former Rio de Janeiro Governor Sergio Cabral and businessman Arthur César de Menezes Soares Filho had been additionally convicted for collaborating to bribe IOC officers. Gryner was sentenced to 13 years and 10 months in jail for corruption and legal group.

Cabral, who has been in jail since 2016 for a sequence of corruption scandals, was sentenced to an additional 10 years and eight months. He had given the decide particulars of the bribery conspiracy after reaching an settlement to disclose delicate info on different circumstances.

Cabral instructed Bretas that he, Nuzman, Soares and Gryner coordinated “to buy the votes” of the previous president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, Lamine Diack, and his son, Papa Diack, and others.

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Reporting by Fernando Kallas; Editing by Giles Elgood

Former Brazil Olympic Committee (COB) President Carlos Arthur Nuzman leaves the public jail Jose Frederico Marques in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

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