Julio Rocha, jailed former Nicaragua soccer boss, dies at 67

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) Julio Rocha, the former Nicaraguan Football Federation president convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA, died on Saturday. He was 67.

Federation president Manuel Quintanilla said his predecessor died after an illness he had had ”for several months.” Federation spokesman Moises Avalos told Nueva Radio Ya that Rocha had cancer. He added that family members petitioned for him to be able to return from the U.S. to die in his home country, ”but unfortunately nothing could be done.”Article continues below ... Rocha was president of the federation from 1987 to 2012 and director of the Central American Soccer Union from 2003 to 20...