The former governor of Rio State, Sergio Cabral, was arrested in November on corruption charges. He was accused of taking bribes from construction companies. One of the contracts under investigation involved the renovation of the Maracana stadium ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.… Continue Reading
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A South American sports marketing company admitted Tuesday that it paid millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks to FIFA officials to win broadcast rights for the 2018, 2022, 2026, and 2030 FIFA World Cups.… Continue Reading
Companies that make and sell consumer products — toothpaste, smart phones, cars, movies, food, medicines, golf clubs, cosmetics, whiskey, shoes, jewelry, and so on — spend billions of dollars promoting their goods.… Continue Reading
A Miami man pleaded guilty Thursday to bribing FIFA and North American and Caribbean soccer officials to win media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments.
The former president of the Costa Rican soccer federation and a member-elect of the FIFA executive committee pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.… Continue Reading
Sepp Blatter, two deputies took $81 million in pay and bonuses, FIFA launches bribery and corruption case
FIFA’s ethics committee said Friday it has opened formal proceedings against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two of his ex-deputies for taking huge salaries and bonuses.
Facing charges with Blatter are former secretary general Jerome Valcke and former finance director Markus Kattner.… Continue Reading
The former president of the Guatemalan soccer federation pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn Friday for taking bribes in exchange for awarding contracts for the media and marketing rights to FIFA World Cup qualifier matches.… Continue Reading
The media would have us believe that Brazil is in a state of unmitigated crisis and collapse. But that’s just the surface story.
Sure, the president is subject to impeachment proceedings, a flagship state-owned enterprise is exposed as systemically corrupt, and a great many leading government officials are implicated in the corruption scheme.… Continue Reading
A former FIFA vice president and executive committee member pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan Monday to taking bribes to award media and marketing rights to FIFA World Cup qualifier matches and CONCACAF tournaments.… Continue Reading
Documents leaked Sunday from a Panama law firm showed alleged use of anonymous shell companies by world leaders, politicians and others to shield billions of dollars from public view.
The former president of Honduras who led the Honduran soccer federation from 2002 to 2015 pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Brooklyn, New York to two conspiracy counts of racketeering and wire fraud.… Continue Reading
A FIFA match agent and soccer consultant pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of money laundering conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy for multiple schemes to bribe soccer officials. … Continue Reading