Pele’s son back be­hind bars

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

The son of Brazil­ian soc­cer leg­end Pele will re­turn to prison af­ter his ap­peal against a 13-year sen­tence for laun­der­ing drug money was re­jected, lo­cal author­i­ties said on Satur­day.

Ed­son “Ed­inho” Cholbi do Nasci­mento, 46, turned him­self into a po­lice sta­tion in Sao Paulo on Fri­day af­ter­noon, a San­tos po­lice rep­re­sen­ta­tive told AFP.

The source added that Ed­inho was in a po­lice cell await­ing trans­fer to a state prison.

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