SAO PAULO – A son of Brazilian soccer legend Pele has returned to jail to serve a sentence of more than 12 years on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
A Brazilian court Friday ordered Edson Cholbi do Nascimento returned to jail after turning down his appeal.
He is a former goalkeeper with Pele’s old club Santos and was first arrested in 2005, though he remained free pending the outcome of his appeals.
In 2014, a court convicted him to 33 years in prison. That sentence was later reduced to 12 years, 10 months.