The son of the Brazilian football legend Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in jail for laundering money raised from drug trafficking.
Edinho is a retired footballer who played goalkeeper for Pele’s old club, Santos, in the 1990s.
He was first arrested in 2005 and has served a sentence for drug trafficking offences and links with a notorious drug dealer in the city of Santos.
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.