QCOSTARICA – Eduardo Li, the former president of the Costa Rican Soccer Federation (Federación Costarricense de Fútbol – Fedefútbol), being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, was denied bail.
Li appeared Wednesday morning before Judge Robert Levy, who rejected the bail package presented last week. Levy found Li’s proposal not sufficient guarantee to meet bail payment, scheduling another hearing for February 23.
Li’s initial proposal was to pay a US$300,000 cash and pledge US$4.7 million dollars in family assets, in addition to reside in an apartment in New York city under 24 hour electronic surveillance.
Prosecutors opposed Li’s proposal, calling instead for bail of US$10 million to US$15 million, with US$5 million to US$7 million of that payable in cash, saying the Tico