Jonas at trial for ‘kicks’

New York Post - - NEWS - Emily Saul

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.

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