Kevin Jonas was just called as a witness in the #FIFA trial! #jonasbrothers
He was called to testify as to the fact that he attended a Paul McCartney show in Buenos Aires on Nov. 11, 2010. That concert, according to previous testimony, was also attended by at least one of the defendants in the ongoing FIFA trial.
Jonas said he was there, and that two days later the Jonas Brothers performed in the same venue (River Plate Stadium). This is a bizarre twist in a strange trial. But a true fact.
The reason Jonas was called is that the attorneys for Juan Angel Napout, a Paraguayan ex-soccer official accused of racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering, refused to stipulate to the fact that the concert ever took place.
So the prosecutors called a witness to prove it did. And rather than just some random concert-goer, they chose Kevin Jonas of the JONAS BROTHERS. And he sat in the witness stand and sweetly answered three or four questions and then left.
Jonas testified he was in Buenos Aires as part of the #JonasBrothers world tour. They arrived two days early and went to see McCartney in the River Plate stadium. "He was performing, we got invited," said @kevinjonas. "Any time you get to see Paul McCartney, it's pretty special."
Under questioning, Kevin Jonas said he didn't know who the defendant was and never saw him at the concert. But he did admit to one thing: he arrived late to the concert and missed McCartney's first two songs. He blamed traffic.
Here is a video clip of the Jonas Brothers playing a concert in the same stadium two days later.

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Really can't emphasize this enough: Russia won the World Cup hosting rights under such questionable circumstances that it sparked a massive U.S. criminal investigation, and now Putin is loudly thumbing his nose at FIFA and the rest of the world by inviting Blatter to attend.
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