Peru soccer chief arrested in influence-peddling probe

Reuters
Peru Published: Dec 06, 2018, 10:54 PM(IST)

A file photo of Edwin Oviedo. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The FPF represents and is funded by soccer's world governing body FIFA, which has spent years trying to remake its image after a slew of graft scandals.

The president of the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF), Edwin Oviedo, was arrested on Thursday (December 6) in connection with an influence-peddling probe involving a former Supreme Court justice, a lead prosecutor said.

The FPF represents and is funded by soccer's world governing body FIFA, which has spent years trying to remake its image after a slew of graft scandals.

Prosecutors in Peru have accused Oviedo of giving former Supreme Court Justice Cesar Hinostroza cash and World Cup tickets in exchange for a court-ordered exclusion from a murder probe.

Oviedo and Hinostroza have repeatedly denied wrongdoing.

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