Former head of world athletics Lamine Diack jailed for corruption

Former head of world athletics Lamine Diack jailed for corruption

Diack, 87, was discovered responsible of soliciting $4.1 million (3.45 million euros) from athletes suspected of doping to cowl up the allegations and permit them to proceed competing, together with within the 2012 London Olympics.

He was handed a four-year jail sentence on Wednesday, two of that are suspended, and fined $594,000 (500,000 euros).

The Senegalese was some of the influential males within the sport and led the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now renamed World Athletics, from 1999-2015.

It is unclear whether or not he’ll spend any time in jail, provided that he is been beneath home arrest in Paris since 2015.

During the trial Diack reportedly denied the entire allegations.

According to Reuters, Diack’s attorneys referred to as the judgment unfair and inhumane, and confirmed they might attraction the choice.

Source is attempting to succeed in Diack’s attorneys for additional remark.

Diack’s son, Papa Massata, was additionally sentenced to 5 years in jail and handed a $1.19 million (a million euros) superb for his position within the corruption.

Papa Massata, who fled France to Senegal after authorities opened the investigation, had all the time denied any wrongdoing.

Source is attempting to succeed in out to Papa Massata’s attorneys for additional remark.

Both males have additionally been ordered to pay World Athletics $5.93 million (5 million euros) in damages.

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