Posted: Thu December 5, 2013 11:43AM; Updated: Thu December 5, 2013 11:43AM

Sevilla president sentenced to 7 years in prison

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

MADRID (AP) - A Spanish court has sentenced the president of Sevilla's soccer club to seven years in prison for embezzlement and corruption.

Madrid's Supreme Court upheld most of a 2011 ruling by a lesser court that found Jose Maria del Nido guilty of involvement in the embezzlement of public funds in the southern resort town of Marbella. The Supreme Court reduced the original sentence of 7 1/2 years by six months.

Del Nido cannot appeal the sentence, but he can ask for a government pardon.

The corruption ring centered on former mayor Julian Munoz, who in 2011 was also sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

SI Videos
Videos from the Web
 
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Draft Yasiel Puig NHL Playoffs NBA Playoffs Mark Cuban Jabari Parker
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint