Former FIFA official sentenced to time served in bribery Scandal

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Former FIFA official sentenced to time served in bribery Scandal

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A former FIFA official from Guatemala who was cooperating in the U.S. investigation of corruption in international soccer's governing body was sentenced on Thursday to time served.
Ex-Guatemalan soccer chief Rafael Salguero had been under house arrest since 2016 while providing information to prosecutors in a sprawling case accusing several soccer officials of accepting more than $200 million dollars in bribes.
Salguero, who had pleaded guilty to corruption charges in a sealed proceeding, told a federal judge in Brooklyn Thursday that he was "deeply regretful" about his involvement.
73-year-old Salguero claimed that while on FIFA's executive committee in 2010, he was approached by someone seeking to buy his vote deciding which country would get hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup.

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