Pele’s Son sentenced to 33 years in jail for Money laundering

Edinho, Son of Football Legend, Pele, has been sentenced to 33 years in Jail for money laundering raised from drug trafficking. The ruling was issued by a judge in the nearby coastal city of Praia Grande, in Sao Paulo.

43 year old Edinho(full names : Edson Cholbi do Nascimento) who works as a goalkeeping coach at Brazilian club, Santos FC, admitted to being a drug addict but denied the trafficking charges. This is not his first time of getting into drug related problems, he was first arrested in 2005  for a drug trafficking related offence and having ties to a known drug cartel boss in Brazil. 

He has not been spotted by the media since his recent sentence and is expected to appeal.

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