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Jury reaches partial verdict at FIFA bribery trial

Jury reaches partial verdict at FIFA bribery trial

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City jurors say they have reached verdict on all but one of the charges against three former South American soccer officials 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 were deadlocked on one count. The judge is considering whether to accept the partial verdict or send them back for more deliberations.

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

The three are among the more than 40 soccer officials, businessmen and entities charged in a scandal that's shaken FIFA, soccer's governing body.

Updated : 2021-05-14 04:17 GMT+08:00