Former Guatemalan soccer federation official Hector Trujillo, New York, June 2017

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Hector Trujillo was arrested in December 2015 in Florida, throughout a Disney cruise along with his household.

A former Guatemalan decide who led his nation’s soccer federation has change into the primary particular person to be sentenced in a US investigation into corruption in Fifa.

Hector Trujillo was sentenced to eight months in jail after pleading responsible to wire fraud and conspiracy.

He admitted to accepting virtually $200,000 in bribes from a sports activities advertising firm.

The US has indicted round 40 soccer and advertising executives.

Mr Trujillo admitted providing media and advertising rights to Guatemala’s World Cup qualifier matches in return for bribes.

The US investigation was first revealed in Could 2015 and has seen federal prosecutors in New York indict round 40 sports activities and soccer executives linked to soccer within the Americas.

Most of the fees contain bribes paid across the organisation of regional tournaments and World Cup qualifying video games.

Prosecutors in Switzerland have additionally been investigating and Fifa has performed inside enquiries.