One of three former South American soccer executives charged in the massive FIFA corruption dragnet urged a New York federal judge Friday not to grant the government’s bid for a semi-sequestered and anonymous jury, arguing that such measures have to be weighed against the potential they have to prejudice their upcoming trial.

Jose Maria Marin told U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen in a filing on Friday that the widespread press coverage and possibility of intimidation cited by the government aren’t enough to justify its request for jurors to remain anonymous and be specially escorted each day to and from the trial, which is scheduled for Nov. 6.

Marin, the former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, is one of three remaining defendants in the case, in which authorities have charged several high-level soccer officials with taking more than $150 million in bribes. The other defendants are Manuel Burga, the former president of the Peruvian Football Federation, and Juan Angel Napout, the former head of the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL, and a former FIFA vice president.

Napout is represented by John Pappalardo of Greenberg Traurig LLP and Silvia Pinera-Vazquez of the Pinera-Vazquez Law Firm. Marin is represented by Charles A. Stillman and James A. Mitchell of Ballard Spahr LLP and Julio C. Barbosa of Barbosa Legal. Burga is represented by Richard M. Asche of Litman Asche & Gioiella LLP and Bruce L. Udolf.

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