Jonas at trial for ‘kicks’
Former boy-band member Kevin Jonas made a surprise appearance Thursday as a government witness in the FIFA soccer corruption trial in Brooklyn — just so he could tell the court that he and his bandmates once saw a Beatle in concert.
Prosecutors called the “Burnin’ Up” musician to the stand simply to prove a Paul McCartney concert occurred — because one of the soccer officials on trial is accused of having been bribed with $10,000 worth of tickets to the concert in addition to millions of dollars in graft from sports marketers hoping to win exclusive contracts.
The official, Juan Angel Napout, has refused to admit the show even happened.
Jonas, 30, was on the stand for just two minutes. “I attended a Paul McCartney concert in Buenos Aires,” he testified.
It wasn’t clear why prosecutors called Jonas.
KEVIN JONAS Testimony in FIFA case.