Reynaldo Vasquez, a former soccer boss from El Salvador, has been extradited to the United States. The director who ran the national football association between 2009 and 2010 was indicted in the United States in 2015 in connection with the large-scale bribery case of the world football association FIFA.
Vasquez will be tried in a Brooklyn court. He is accused of accepting bribes in connection with the sale of television rights to the World Cup qualifiers. Vasquez is one of sixteen suspects who have allegedly accepted $ 200 million in bribes. Several of them have already been sentenced. Juan Ángel Napout, the former president of the Paraguayan Football Association, was sentenced to nine years in prison.
FIFA suspended Vasquez for life from all football-related activities in October 2019. He was sentenced to eight years in prison for fraud at work in the country in 2017. As the owner of a large bed business, Vasquez would have paid too few bonuses for its more than two hundred employees for years.
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