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Lamine Diack is now set to face the music.
The former president of World Athletics (International Association of Athletics Federations – the IAAF), will face charges related to money laundering, influence-trafficking and corruption during his 16 years with the IAAF.
At the age of 86, he will likely age-out in jail once he is officially convicted. He has been under house arrest in Paris for five years.
His son Papa Massata Diack has also been charged with white-collar crimes including bribery. The younger Diack refuses to be extradited from his home in Senegal. His bribes include accepting large sums of money during the bid process to award Doha, Qatar the right to host the 2019 World Athletics Track and Field Championships.
Apparently, Lamine accepted Russian money for his own political campaign in Senegal.
Disgraced athlete Lillya Shobukhova was extorted over $500,000USD in a cover-up from her positive doping tests.
Expect Russians to be called to the stand during the process over the week of court appearances.