The former goalkeeper of Santos, Pele’s son, Edinho (Edison Cholbi do Nascimento) is back in jail after a court rejected his appeal on the case of money laundering and links with drug trafficking, according to Globo.
In 2014 the son of Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in prison. He appealed and the sentence was reduced to 12 years and 10 months.
Lawyers for the former football player again appealed. Edinho, pleaded not guilty.
Edinho, defended the gates «Santos». He retired in 1999. 29-year-old was arrested for his participation in motor racing, during which a man died. In 2005, he was acquitted.
In 2006, Pele’s son spent six months in prison in connection with drug traffickers. The lawyers filed an appeal and won the case.