Judge releases Argentine businessmen held in FIFA scandal

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Two Argentine businessmen who were arrested in connection with the FIFA corruption scandal have been released from prison until an ongoing extradition proceeding to the United States is resolved.

A federal judge in Argentina on Friday ordered the release of Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, according to a press office statement.

Judge Claudio Bonadio said the two must remain not more than 60 kilometers (35 miles) from the headquarters of the court, and cannot leave their residences for more than 24 hours without notifying officials.

The Argentine father and son team were said in an indictment to have agreed to millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks operating the sports marketing company Full Play.

They also face tax evasion and money-laundering charges in Argentina.

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