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.