“These crimes were not because of need, but because of greed. There is really no explanation."
-- U.S. district court judge Pamela Chen
, unswayed at sentencing by the
arguments of Silvia Pinera-Vasquez
, Juan Angel Napout
's defense attorney, comparing her client, the former Conmebol president, to the late U.S. Senator John McCain
noting how he had been reading the biographies of American presidents while awaiting sentencing at a federal detention center in Brooklyn. Chen handed Napout -- born into a wealthy Paraguayan family
-- the harshest penalty yet for soccer officials in the FIFA bribery scandal -- nine years in jail. (New York Post