8/4/2016 Figueredo released from prison for emergency surgery

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Former FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo, who confessed to his participation in a corruption scandal, will be temporarily released from prison for an emergency surgical procedure.

As reported by the local media, the judge in charge of the case ordered the transfer of the 84-year-old Figueredo to a hospital in Montevideo.

Figueredo was arrested in May 2015 along with six other FIFA officials, before the Congress of world football association in Zurich, and handed over to the authorities in his native Uruguay in December. The former president of the continental football federation CONMEBOL has made a full confession and will undoubtedly be sentenced to several years in prison for “fraud and money laundering”.