Former Guatemalan soccer head to forfeit $350,000 | Daily News


Former Guatemalan soccer head to forfeit $350,000

Brayan Jimenez, a former head of Guatemalan soccer’s governing body, was sentenced Tuesday to time served and ordered to forfeit $350,000 after pleading guilty for his role in the FIFA corruption scandal uncovered by U.S. prosecutors.

Judge Pamela K. Chen issued the sentence during a 70-minute hearing in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. Jimenez faced up to 40 years in prison for racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy, and while Chen explained federal guidelines called for a sentence of 41 to 51 months, she concluded Jimenez’s cooperation and remorse mitigated the situation.

Jimenez was arrested in Guatemala on Jan. 12, 2016, extradited to the U.S. and released March 2 on $1.5 million bond. He lived in the New York/New Jersey area under home detention until that Aug. 1, when a court-ordered curfew began and remained in place through sentencing. He was given permission that Sept. 30 to move to southern Florida.

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