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Rio Olympics boss Nuzman sentenced

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Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Ex-chief of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) sentenced to over 30 years and 11 months in the case related to money laundering, tax evasion, and corruption.

Nuzman was proved guilty for concealment, money laundering, tax bilking, corruption, and forming a criminal group.

Former Rio governor Sergio Cabral, entrepreneur Arthur Soares and Rio 2016 operations chief Leonardo Gryner were also proved guilty and sentenced.

"The reasons that led Carlos Nuzman to criminal practices are highly reproachable," Bretas said in the ruling. "(He has) shown himself to be a greedy person and that, despite having full knowledge of the criminal nature of his activities... used his public role to carry out crimes," said Judge Marcelo Bretas.

Nuzman was the president of COB for more than two decades. Both Nuzman and his lawyer have refused to comment on the verdict. The ruling is available for the public from Thursday. Bretas' ruling marks Nuzman as "one of the main responsible for the promotion and the organization of the criminal scheme, given his position in the Brazilian Olympic Committee and before international authorities."

In 2017 Brazilian investigative agencies started an enquiry when French newspaper Le Monde shockingly revealed that IOC had been bribed before the 2009 session in Copenhagen.

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