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Ex-head of World Athletics Diack Gets Jail for Corruption

Ex-head of World Athletics Diack Gets Jail for Corruption

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Court handed Diack four-year prison sentence, two years of which are suspended, and fined him almost $600,000. Lamine Diack, the former head of athletics' world governing body, has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of corruption in a Russian doping scandal. Diack, 87, was found guilty on Wednesday of taking bribes from athletes in return for orchestrating the cover-up of test results that enabled them to continue competing, including in the 2012 London Olympics. Diack was also found guilty of accepting money from Russia to help finance Macky Sall's 2012 presidential campaign in Senegal, his home country, in exchange for slowing anti-doping procedures, the court ruled. The court had heard how Diack solicited bribes totalling 3.45 million euros ($4.1m)...
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