Brazil Judge Sentences Pele's Son Edinho to 33-Year Imprisonment

Brazil's football legend Pele is under the scanner for wrong reasons after his son was caught involved in laundering money for a drug gang.

updated: June 04, 2014 15:56 IST
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Sao Paulo: A Brazilian judge sentenced the son of soccer legend Pele to 33 years in prison after finding him guilty of laundering money for a drug gang.

Judge Suzana Pereira said on Monday that Edson Cholbi do Nascimento must surrender his passport to the court this week. She said the 43-year-old can remain free as he appeals, which can take years in Brazil.

"The process is still open. He can still appeal and have another court review the case," Pereira said.

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