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Former head of world athletics Lamine Diack jailed for corruption

September 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The former head of athletics' governing body, Lamine Diack, has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty on charges of corruption related to the Russian doping scandal, a Paris courthouse announced on Wednesday.

(CNN)The former head of athletics' governing body, Lamine Diack, has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty on charges of corruption related to the Russian doping scandal, a Paris courthouse announced on Wednesday.

Diack, 87, was found guilty of soliciting $4. 1 million (3. 45 million euros) from athletes suspected of doping to cover up the allegations and allow them to continue competing, including in the 2012 London Olympics.

He was handed a four-year prison sentence on Wednesday, two of which are suspended, and fined $594,000 (500,000 euros).

CNN is trying to reach Diack's attorneys for further comment.

Diack's son, Papa Massata, was also sentenced to five years in prison and handed a $1. 19 million (one million euros) fine for his role in the corruption.

CNN is trying to reach out to Papa Massata's lawyers for further comment.

Both men have also been ordered to pay World Athletics $5. 93 million (five million euros) in damages.

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