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Son of ex-athletics chief Diack will get 5 years in jail for corruption

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Papa Massata Diack, the son of former world athletics supremo Lamine Diack, had his five-year jail sentence for corruption involving Russian doping circumstances confirmed by a Paris appeals court docket on Thursday.

Diack, who was sentenced in absentia as a result of he refuses to go away his native Senegal, had his high quality from the unique trial lowered by half to 500,000 euros ($530,000).

Diack, whose father Lamine headed the IAAF, now known as World Athletics, from 1999 to 2015, was certainly one of six males convicted in France in 2020 for hushing up 23 Russian doping offences in alternate for Russian sponsorship contracts.

The trial heard that on account of hiding the doping circumstances, the Russian athletes have been in a position to compete on the 2012 London Olympics and 2013 world championships in Moscow.

Papa Massata Diack, referred to as PMD, had a high-profile function as a advertising and marketing marketing consultant for the IAAF.

Senegal refuses to extradite the 57-year-old.

PMD was discovered responsible of being an confederate in a bribery scheme and of getting embezzled funds to the tune of 15 million euros on the expense of the IAAF.