EU Olympic President Hickey in Rio Prison

    The European Olympic Committee President, 71 year old Pat Hickey - also head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, has been with the EU Olympic organization since 1995, has been arrested and locked up in Rio's Bangu prison complex for a purported scheme to scalp over 800 high value Olympic event tickets through a front company called THG and another called Pro 10 Sports Management.

    The expected profit may have exceeded $3 million. He was arrested in his sons hotel room 2 days ago.

    Pat Hickey, EU Olympic President

    Hickey has denied any wrongdoing. A search for European Union reaction to his arrest found no results at this time.

    Hickey has said he will "step aside" from his "duties" until the case is "fully resolved".

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