November 23 – The former president of the Ecuadorean FA has been convicted of money laundering in his own country and handed a 10-year sentence in the latest blow to CONEMBOL linked to the US-led case.
Luis Chiriboga was convicted along with two co-defendants on allegations involving nearly $6.12 million allegedly received between 2010 and 2015. Hugo Mora was also sentenced to 10 years and Pedro Vera was given 40 months.
Ecuador doesn’t extradite its citizens to the US and because of his age, 70-year-old Chiriboga, who ran his national federation for 18 years, will serve his time under house arrest if the sentence imposed is upheld. Lawyers for all three defendants said they would appeal.
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