A former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association was sentenced to 15 months in prison after he pleaded guilty in a money laundering conspiracy, the second person sentenced in a U.S. investigation of bribery involving the world soccer governing body FIFA.
Costas Takkas, 60, a British citizen, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, U.S. prosecutors said.
His lawyer, Gordon Mehler, said he hoped Takkas would serve only about 90 days because he was previously detained in Switzerland while awaiting extradition to the United States.
Takkas was among more than 40 people and entities charged in a U.S. investigation of the payment of more than $200 million of bribes and kickbacks to soccer officials, in exchange for marketing and broadcast rights.
Chen sentenced Trujillo, who was accused of taking kickbacks from a marketing company in exchange for his help securing media and marketing rights for World Cup qualifying matches, to eight months.