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The trial of former International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Lamine Diack will commence as scheduled despite an 11th-hour request by his sone Papa Massata Diack to have it delayed.
The Diack’s are charged with money laundering and several other corruption offences.
The elder Diack is also accused of corruption and influence-trafficking.
The 87-year-old allegedly covered up Russian doping cases, so they would be able to compete at major events such as the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow, in exchange for cash.
Diack apparently requested $3.9 million USD from various athletes to conceal their doping offences.
The Senegalese has been under house arrest since the investigation began. He may live his life out behind bars.