Napout was a FIFA vice president, and leader of South American soccer body CONMEBOL, when he was arrested in Zurich in December 2015. The U.S. Justice Department had requested a second wave of arrests at a luxury hotel in FIFA's home city in a sweeping investigation of soccer corruption.
Napout, from Paraguay, was found guilty of taking bribes worth millions of dollars linked to commercial contracts for South American soccer competitions. He was sentenced to nine years in prison in August 2018, nine months after a trial that lasted several weeks.
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