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Judge orders chief of Bolivia's soccer federation jailed on charge of diverting charity funds

Carlos Chavez, treasurer of the South American Soccer Confederation and the Bolivian soccer federation, looks out from behind bars at the jailhouse in Sucre, Bolivia, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. A Bolivian judge on Tuesday ordered Chavez be jailed on charges he diverted funds from a charity match, sending him to Bolivia’s notorious Palmasola Prison in the eastern city of Santa Cruz. (AP Photo/Freddy Perez)

Carlos Chavez, treasurer of the South American Soccer Confederation and the Bolivian soccer federation, looks out from behind bars at the jailhouse in Sucre, Bolivia, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. A Bolivian judge on Tuesday ordered Chavez be jailed on charges he diverted funds from a charity match, sending him to Bolivia‚Äôs notorious Palmasola Prison in the eastern city of Santa Cruz. (AP Photo/Freddy Perez)  (The Associated Press)

A Bolivian judge has ordered the president of the country's soccer federation jailed on charges he diverted funds from a charity match.

Judge Roberto Baldivieso sent Carlos Chavez to Bolivia's notorious Palmasola Prison in the eastern city of Santa Cruz on Tuesday. Chavez is also treasurer of the South American Soccer Confederation.

The judge also ordered the federation's executive secretary, Alberto Lozado, placed under house arrest in the same case.

Chavez and Lozado are accused of misappropriating some of the more than $400,000 in receipts from a 2013 friendly match between Bolivia and Brazil that were to have benefited the family of a fan killed by fireworks shot by Brazilian fans at an earlier game.