CALIFORNIA (AP) -- An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record US$1.4 million in an online auction.
SCP Auctions said Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle paid US$1,466,574, the highest price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia. The online auction ended Sunday.
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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) — A judge in Guatemala has sentenced the former leader of the country’s congress to three years in prison for involuntary embezzlement of congressional funds, dereliction of duty and failure to report a crime.
Judge Amparo Rivas says former congress president Eduardo Meyer was negligent in handing over $10.2 million in congressional funds to a brokerage in 2008.
The money was purportedly an investment, but the brokerage never returned it.
Meyer is being allowed to serve the sentence under house arrest.
In the ruling issued Wednesday, Rivas also sentenced the legal representative of the brokerage to 24 years in prison for fraud and money laundering. He was also ordered to repay the money.
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