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Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term in Italy for rape

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Rome (AFP) – Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports Thursday.

The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when the Brazilian was playing for Milan in Serie A.

Brazil striker Robinho given nine-year term in Italy for rape

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Rome (AFP) – Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy after he was convicted of gang rape, according to local media reports Thursday.

The alleged incident occurred in January 2013, when the Brazilian was playing for Milan in Serie A.

Austrian football fan gets 18 months for Hitler salute

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Vienna (AFP) – An Austrian football fan has been given an 18-month prison sentence for a Hitler salute during a match, falling foul of the country’s tough laws against Nazi glorification.

The unemployed 39-year-old from top-flight Rapid Vienna’s “ultra” wing was spotted performing the banned gesture during a match in August 2016 and sentenced in Vienna on Monday.

Di María fined for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Di María fined for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria has been handed a hefty fine and a prison sentence over a charge of tax fraud of 1.3 million euros ($1.4 million), Spanish authorities announced on Wednesday.

According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.

Pele’s son turns self in for Brazil prison sentence

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.

Edson “Edinho” Cholbi do Nascimento, who briefly played for his father’s former club Santos, had so far avoided serving time while his case underwent a lengthy appeals process.

Pele’s son turns self in for Brazil prison sentence

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.

Edson “Edinho” Cholbi do Nascimento, who briefly played for his father’s former club Santos, had so far avoided serving time while his case underwent a lengthy appeals process.

Brandao gets suspended sentence after appealing Motta headbutt

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Paris (AFP) Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao was last month given a five-month suspended prison sentence and a 20,000-euro ($22,859) fine on appeal for his 2014 headbutt on Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta, judicial sources revealed on Wednesday.

Brandao, 35, was initially condemned to one month in prison by a Paris court along with the 20,000-euro fine in November 2014 but appealed that sentence.

Brandao gets suspended sentence after appealing Motta headbutt

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Paris (AFP) Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao was last month given a five-month suspended prison sentence and a 20,000-euro ($22,859) fine on appeal for his 2014 headbutt on Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Motta, judicial sources revealed on Wednesday.

Brandao, 35, was initially condemned to one month in prison by a Paris court along with the 20,000-euro fine in November 2014 but appealed that sentence.

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Chelsea’s Antonio Conte faces 6-month prison suspension for match fixing

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An Italian court on Tuesday called for incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to receive a six-month suspended prison sentence over match-fixing allegations.

The current Italy manager, who will take over Chelsea after Euro 2016, is accused of sporting fraud.

The "Calcioscommesse" (football-betting) probe maintains that the 46-year-old former Juventus boss failed to expose an alleged rigged second-division match in May 2011.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte faces 6-month prison suspension for match fixing

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An Italian court on Tuesday called for incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to receive a six-month suspended prison sentence over match-fixing allegations.

The current Italy manager, who will take over Chelsea after Euro 2016, is accused of sporting fraud.

The "Calcioscommesse" (football-betting) probe maintains that the 46-year-old former Juventus boss failed to expose an alleged rigged second-division match in May 2011.

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Former Bayern president Hoeness wins early release from prison

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Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness on Monday won early release from prison, with a German court ruling that he would be freed in February after serving around half of his sentence for tax evasion.

"Uli Hoeness will be released on February 29," said Herbert Veh, chief judge of the court in Augsburg, adding that the release date was mid-way through the soccer baron's 3.

Former Bayern president Hoeness wins early release from prison

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Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness on Monday won early release from prison, with a German court ruling that he would be freed in February after serving around half of his sentence for tax evasion.

"Uli Hoeness will be released on February 29," said Herbert Veh, chief judge of the court in Augsburg, adding that the release date was mid-way through the soccer baron's 3.

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Man Utd star Alexis Sanchez handed 16-month prison sentence

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Manchester United's new signing Alexis Sanchez has been given a 16-month prison sentence. The Chile international last month admitted to...

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Adam Johnson Found Guilty Of Child Sex Charge, Told To Expect Prison Sentence Of ‘At Least Four Years’

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The jury hath spoken. Adam Johnson has been found guilty ofone count of sexual activity with a child.

The disgraced ex-Sunderland winger hadpreviously pleaded guilty to grooming a 15-year-old girl and one charge of sexual activity with her.

According to the BBC, Johnson was cleared over an oral sex claim but convicted him by a 10-2 majority on the charge of 'sexual touching'.

Bulgaria legend Yordan Letchkov jailed over political corruption

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Yordan Letchkov, the bald midfielder beloved by anyone old enough to remember USA 94, has been jailed for two years for corruption. Perhaps most famous for getting his shiny noggin on the end of a cross to knock Germany out of the 1994 World Cup quarter-finals, Letchkov had since moved into local politics.