Ex-FIFA official Rafael Salguero sentenced in corruption case
A former FIFA official from Guatemala has been sentenced to time served in international football's corruption scandal.
Rafael Salguero was credited at his sentencing on Thursday with cooperating in the sprawling U.S. case accusing several football officials of accepting more than $200 million dollars in bribes.
The former head of Guatemala football had pleaded guilty to taking bribes in a sealed proceeding in 2016.
According to a transcript of his plea that was unsealed earlier this week, he told a judge that as a member of FIFA's executive committee he was approached by someone offering to buy his vote awarding hosting rights to Russia for the 2018 World Cup. He said he tried to collect the bribe after the vote, but failed to get it.