The former chairman of the Brazilian Olympic Committee jailed for 30 years

It is said that Carlos Arthur Nuzman is a member of a group that bought votes for Rio de Janeiro’s bid for the 2016 Olympics.

The former chairman of the Brazilian Olympic Committee sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in prison Suspected of buying votes Successfully bid for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

On Thursday, Judge Marcelo Bretas made his ruling on Carlos Arthur Nuzman, who has been chairman of the committee for 20 years, made public. Nuzman was convicted of corruption, criminal organization, money laundering and tax evasion.

However, he will not face jail until all his appeals are heard.

Bretas also sentenced former Rio governor Sergio Cabral, businessman Arthur Suarez and Leonardo Greena, the latter of whom was the director-general of Rio’s 2016 committee operations.

Investigators said the three men and Nuzman coordinated to bribe the former chairman of the International Athletics Federation Lamin Diak and his son Papa Diak to obtain votes.

Nuzman was arrested for the first time with Gryner in October 2017.

Cabral, who has been in jail since 2016 and faces a series of other convictions and investigations, told Bretas two years ago Paid about US$2 million In exchange for getting up to six votes at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting awarded to the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.

He said the money came from the debt Suarez owed him.

Cabral, who ruled Rio State from 2003 to 2010, added that he later paid Diak’s son $500,000 in order to obtain three votes from members of the International Olympic Committee. In Bretas’ ruling, the former governor faced an additional 10 years and 8 months in prison.

The judge’s decision marked Nutzman as a “primary [people responsible] Considering his position before the Brazilian Olympic Committee and international authorities, promote and organize crime plans.”

Bretas also stated that the sports director “leads and coordinates the actions of other agents, apparently as a leader” to illegally obtain the support of the International Olympic Committee.

The judge stated that he would send the results of the investigation to the authorities in Senegal and France, where Papa Diac and Lamin Diac live.

Rio’s bid beat Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid will host the 2016 Olympic Games.

The Brazilian authorities launched an investigation in 2017 after the French newspaper Le Monde found that members of the International Olympic Committee had been bribed three days before the Copenhagen meeting in 2009, and Rio was finally selected to host the Olympics.


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