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The Latest: FIFA says it will refund in case the bribe

NEW YORK – The Latest on the process of South American football officials (all times are local):

3:45 pm

World soccer’s governing body says it will pay compensation and a share of the cash illegally obtained by two of the officials condemned in the FIFA bribery trial in New York.

Juan Angel Napout, the former head of the South American confederation CONMEBOL, and suppressed Brazilian football federation President Jose Maria Marin were convicted Friday of the upper drawers of a scam conspiracy.

FIFA said in a statement to The Associated Press: “the jury has found a number of the defendants guilty of the charged crimes, the FIFA will now take all necessary steps to return and restore the losses caused by their misconduct.”

Marin and Napout were among more than 40 people in the world of global football that faced criminal prosecution in the US in connection with what prosecutors said schemes involving hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks linked to soccer tournaments. Many of the other defendants pleaded guilty.

More than $200 million is due to be confiscated by people and marketing agencies who are involved in the wider case.

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2:45 pm

Two former South American football officials convicted at a U.S. trial arising from the FIFA bribery scandal will be jailed while they await sentencing.

Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, was convicted of wire fraud, conspiracy and extortion conspiracy, but acquitted of two money laundering conspiracy counts.

Jose Maria Marin, from Brazil, was convicted of six conspiracy charges: extortion, money laundering and wire fraud. But Marin was found not guilty of money laundering conspiracy in one of the schemes. His lawyer said in court that he was disappointed by the verdict.

Their lawyers argued that they should be allowed to keep to their current bail conditions.

But federal prosecutors said their flight risk was high, and the judge agreed.

Jurors will continue to deliberate on the role of a third suspect, Manuel Burga of Peru, next week.

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2:30 pm

Two former South American football officials convicted at a U.S. trial arising from the FIFA bribery scandal, while the deliberations will continue next week for a third official.

But the two were not convicted Friday of all the counts they faced.

Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, was convicted of wire fraud, conspiracy and extortion conspiracy, but acquitted of two money laundering conspiracy counts.

Jose Maria Marin, from Brazil, was convicted of six conspiracy charges: extortion, money laundering and wire fraud. But Marin was found not guilty of money laundering conspiracy in one of the schemes. His lawyer said in court that he was disappointed by the verdict.

Jurors will continue to deliberate on the role of a third suspect, Manuel Burga of Peru.

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1:30 pm

Two former South American soccer officials were convicted of corruption at a U.S. trial arising from the FIFA bribery scandal, while the deliberations will continue next week for a third official.

A federal jury in consultation a week before reaching a partial verdict Friday in New York.

Jose Maria Marin, from Brazil, and Juan Angel Napout, from Paraguay, were convicted of extortion conspiracy. Members of the jury remain undecided on Manuel Burga, Peru.

The three were arrested in 2015.

The prosecutors accused them of agreeing to millions of dollars in bribes from marketing companies looking for commercial rights for the major football tournaments.

Members of the jury heard the testimony of entrepreneurs who pleaded guilty. Defense attorneys argued that the employees could not be trusted.

11:57 pm

New York City jurors say they have reached a verdict, but one of the charges against three former South American football officials are accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes.

On Friday, jurors sent a note to the judge saying they had agreed on six of the charges, but they were jammed on a count. The judge plans to accept the partial verdict, or send them back for more consultation.

Manuel Burga, Peru; Juan Napout, of Paraguay; and José Maria Marin, from Brazil, have pleaded not guilty to taking the bribes of marketing companies vying for a lucrative commercial rights for the major football tournaments.

The three are some of the more than 40 football officials, businessmen and entities taxed in a scandal that shook FIFA, football’s governing body.

10:30 pm

Jurors have resumed deliberations in the New York City trial of three former South American soccer officials charged with accepting millions of dollars in bribes.

Deliberations in their sixth day on Friday in the case against Manuel Burga, Peru; Juan Napout, of Paraguay; and José Maria Marin, Brazil. All three have pleaded not guilty to taking the bribes of marketing companies vying for a lucrative commercial rights for the major football tournaments.

The three are some of the more than 40 football officials, businessmen and entities taxed in a scandal that shook FIFA, football’s governing body.

The defense has claimed that the government its case on unreliable employees who pleaded guilty and are fishing for lighter penalties.

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