U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen has stated that she doesn't believe criminal law supports Juan Angel Napout and Jose Maria Marin having to compensate FIFA the $28 million the soccer organization spent on investigating widespread corruption. Mr. Napout and Mr. Marin were found guilty of taking bribes in exchange for marketing rights.

However, other judges have commented that if FIFA doesn't get any restitution, then it would be as if the organization was being "penalized for being a good citizen," even though FIFA did not find any more evidence of corruption and wrongdoing beyond what the DOJ revealed.

Mr. Marin is represented by Ballard Spahr attorneys Charles Stillman, James Mitchell, and Bradley Gershel.

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