LIMA, Peru – The president of the Peruvian Football Federation was arrested Thursday, just months after bringing his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.
Prosecutors said that Edwin Oviedo would initially be detained for 15 days during an investigation into his alleged role in a criminal network that paid several judges for participating in the World Cup in Russia.
The 47-year-old businessman was arrested at his home in a wealthy area of Lima. The police also sought to enter the offices of the football federation.
The aim of the junkets for judges is to buy support for Oviedo, which is currently the subject of another investigation for ordering the murder of two union leaders in the country. sugar industry.
Oviedo denied all the accusations.
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