From Voice of America
Former Venezuela soccer federation president Rafael Esquivel was found guilty Thursday on federal charges resulting from a massive FIFA corruption scandal.
He pleaded guilty to seven counts of racketeering, money laundering conspiracies and wire fraud. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
“Esquivel used his influence as a soccer official to obtain millions of dollars in bribe payments," U.S. officials said in a statement.