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U.S. 'online brothel' Backpage and CEO plead guilty

World / Crime & Legal Apr 13, 2018

U.S. 'online brothel' Backpage and CEO plead guilty

The chief executive of Backpage.com, a website that U.S. authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide "online brothel," pleaded guilty Thursday to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the site, authorities said. Federal ...

Soccer Jul 22, 2017

Pele's son back in jail for 12-year sentence

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 ...

IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games

Olympics Mar 4, 2017

IOC to probe payments on voting for Rio Games

Organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics denied on Friday that vote buying helped to secure the games after a French newspaper reported that a Brazilian businessman made payments to the son of an International Olympic Committee member before the vote. Le Monde said a company ...