Rio Olympics chief sentenced to 30 years in prison for buying 2016 votes squib

  • Ruling against Carlos Arthur Nuzman becomes public
  • Court heard Lamine and Papa Diack were bribed for votes

Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee for more than two decades, has been sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in jail for allegedly buying votes for Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics. The ruling by Judge Marcelo Bretas became public on Thursday.

Nuzman, who also headed the Rio 2016 organising committee, was found guilty of corruption, criminal organisation, money laundering and tax evasion. The 79-year-old executive won’t be jailed until all his appeals are heard. He and his lawyer did not comment on the decision.

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