Compassionate Release

MANHATTAN — Citing the risk of the Covid-19 outbreak, a federal judge ordered compassionate release Monday for 87-year-old former Brazilian soccer boss Jose Maria Marin.

The order from U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen notes that Marin has already served 80% of his sentence for corrupting FIFA and is a nonviolent offender whose health has been “significantly deteriorating.”

Marin is himself a former professional soccer player as well as lawyer, state deputy and governor of Sao Paolo, Brazil.

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