Globo: the court has reduced the sentence of the son of Pele from 33 to 12 years
Edinho, in 2014, was convicted of money laundering related to drug trafficking.
MOSCOW, February 25. /TASS/. The court of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo adopted the decision on the appeal, the eldest son of three-time world Cup champion Pele, Edinho and reduced his term of imprisonment on charges of drug trafficking from 33 to 12 years old. It is reported by Brazilian newspaper Globo.
Last summer, he became coach of the Brazilian club’s “Agua Santa”. Pele himself all this time has not commented on the trial against one of his six children.
Edinho participated in the championship of Brazilian football, played in the club “Santos”, where at one time shone his father. He ended his career in 1999, at the age of 29 when he was sentenced to six months in prison. In 2005, he was rehabilitated, however, in 2006, sat in jail for six months for involvement in the drug trade — then the lawyers managed to prove his innocence.