A federal judge ordered a four-year prison sentence Wednesday for Jose Maria Marin, the former boss of Brazilian soccer who went to trial and lost in the U.S. government's crackdown on FIFA corruption. Marin, 86, was convicted Dec. 22, 2017, after a rollicking weeks-long, millionaire-studded trial. Found guilty on six of seven counts, including money laundering, racketeering and wire fraud conspiracy, Marin is the first convicted trial defendant to be sentenced in the case.

In court months ago, defense attorney Charles Stillman of Ballard Spahr repeatedly referenced Marin's age and health in pleading for leniency. Stillman repeated that tack Wednesday, saying Marin's health had declined during the eight months since his remand. He said his client had a rash all over his body, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression, and was waiting on biopsy results from a mass on his face.

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