Guatemala official released on $4M bond in NY


NEW YORK: A top official in Guatemala’s Football Federation was released on bail in New York Thursday after agreeing to a $4 million bond and pleading not guilty in the FIFA corruption scandal. Hector Trujillo, 62, agreed to give up his passport, stay in an approved residence in New Jersey, not travel more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the federal court in Brooklyn and subject himself to electronic monitoring. He was arrested on December 4 while on a family cruise in Florida and was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering. On December 30, he pleaded not guilty to the eight charges against him. He is suspected of taking bribes linked to the sale of marketing rights for FIFA fixtures in Central America.


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