Monday, June 2, 2014

Pele's son, Edinho sentenced to 33 years in prison over money laundering for drug trafficking

Pele's son Edinho has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for laundering money raised by drug trafficking. The football legend's son who once played for Santo 20 years ago was found to have raised the cash from drug trafficking.
The ruling was issued by a judge in the coastal city of Praia Grande, in Sao Paulo state.
Past problems with the law: He was first arrested in 2005 and has served a sentence for drug trafficking crimes and is said to have links with a very notorious dealing in the city of Santos.
The 43-year-old former footballer admits to having a drug problem, he however denies trafficking charges.

Speaking on his son's alleged involvement in the cartel in 2006, Pele said he had been to visit Edinho in jail on various occasions.
He said: “God willing, justice will be done. There is not a shred of evident against my son”