NEW YORK – Jurors in the New York corruption trial of three former South American football officials have gone home for the day without reaching a verdict.
The panel worked for a full day on Monday in the federal district court in Brooklyn. They will return on Tuesday, deliberations to resume.
It is the first U.S. trial because of the widespread scandal that rocked FIFA (FEE’-fuh), the sport’s governing body.
Brazil Jose Maria Marin, Peru ‘s Manuel Burga and Paraguay’s Juan Angel Napout have tried to discredit witnesses who testified that they took the money in exchange for influence in the granting of the commercial rights of the tournaments.
The men have pleaded not guilty.