Second suspect in Brazilian soccer team air crash put in jail

first_imgBolivian authorities have jailed the second suspect accused of wrongdoing in the air crash that wiped out Brazil’s Chapacoense soccer team last month, prosecutors said on Saturday.Gustavo Vargas Villegas, a former official with Bolivia’s aviation authority was arrested and will be held until trial on charges that he misused his influence in authorizing the license of the Bolivian plane that crashed in Colombia while taking the team to Medellin for the Copa Sudamericana. (CONMEBOL awards South American cup championship to Chapecoense)His father, Gustavo Vargas Gamboa, former chief executive of the LaMia charter airline company, was jailed Thursday pending trial on charges including manslaughter over the Nov. 28 crash.Both have said they are innocent.”I am innocent. I did not authorise the operating licenses,” Vargas Villegas told reporters on Friday. Vargas Gamboa said on Thursday: “The prosecutors are a bunch of liars.” (Chelsea’s Brazilians lead tributes to Chapecoense victims)The accident killed 71 people after the plane apparently ran out of fuel, shocking the global soccer community and sparking questions about why the aircraft would have tried to make the international flight with what looks to have been less than the required amount of fuel in its tanks.”The prosecution has collected statements and evidence showing the participation of the accused in the crimes of misusing influence, conduct incompatible with public office and breach of duties,” La Paz District Attorney Edwin Blanco told reporters, referring to the Vargas Villegas.last_img read more

Defeats not concerning Trippier

first_imgKieran Trippier insists England are not concerned by their recent run of defeats as they focus on continuing to build their team.The Three Lions reached the World Cup semi-finals in July, but lost in extra-time to Croatia in the last four, were beaten by Belgium in the third-place play-off and then suffered a Nations League defeat to Spain at Wembley on Saturday.While the sequence of losses might have dampened some of the enthusiasm gained from Russia 2018, England star Trippier is confident Gareth Southgate’s men are moving in the right direction. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “It is not a concern. We are building and that is all we can do, play against these teams,” he said. “We want to test ourselves against the best and certainly we put up a fight [against Spain].Always an honour to get the call up pic.twitter.com/WQik4xt4Tm— Kieran Trippier (@trippier2) August 30, 2018″We knew it was going to be a difficult game, these are the teams we want to play against. We started bright and got the early goal and then to concede straight away after was disappointing.”They passed it around very well in the first half, we talked about that coming out into the second.”I thought we played much better in the second half. We got it down and we played and we were unlucky not to come out with a draw.”last_img read more