Juan Angel Napout, the former president of South American football's governing body CONMEBOL, has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

The 60-year-old was convicted of conspiratorial racketeering and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy after a six-week trial in December 2017.

Napout, also the former president of the Paraguay Football Association, was ordered to pay $3.374m (€2.9m) in forfeiture and fined $1m (€856,000).

At the time of his arrest in December 2015, Napout was a FIFA vice-president and a member of the FIFA Executive Committee.

Napout's sentencing in New York on Wednesday comes a week after former Brazil Football Federation president Jose Maria Marin was handed four years in prison for corruption.

"Soccer officials spent years gleefully pocketing money handed to them by companies and agencies hoping to further their own agendas, and they did it thinking no one was looking," said FBI assistant director-in-charge William Sweeney.

"Now Mr. Napout, and other co-conspirators, are paying for their crimes in federal prisons, and the money they took must be repaid.

"Each investigation the FBI New York and our law enforcement partners brings to an end, we hope will restore a little piece of the game stolen by greed and arrogance."