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Nuzman sentenced to 30 years in prison for corruption and criminal organization

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The former president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, was sentenced to 30 years and 11 months in prison for the offenses of passive bribery, criminal organization, money laundering and monetary fraud. The sentence was determined by Judge Marcelo Bretas. Nuzman is free to appeal this conviction.

Nuzman was the target of Operation Unfair Play, which investigated the buying of votes for the choice of Rio de Janeiro as the site of the 2016 Olympic Games.

In 2017, Nuzman and the director general of the Rio 2016 organizing committee, Leonardo Gryner, were arrested at their home by federal police. The two men were under investigation for involvement in an alleged vote-buying scheme at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) so that Rio de Janeiro would be chosen to host the Olympics.

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