Thursday, June 4, 2015

It Looks Like Some of the FIFA Elite Are Ready to Sing

This is from a newsletter I get from Foreign Affairs magazine. Could get interesting if some of these crooks decide to take others (especially Blatter) down with them.
Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner said during a TV address that he would reveal information about institutional corruption in the soccer body. Warner alleged that he provided documents outlining links between FIFA, its funding, and the 2010 election in Warner’s native Trinidad and Tobago. According to Warner, Blatter is implicated in the transactions. 
Warner is one of the 14 people recently charged by the U.S. Justice Department for accepted bribes and kickbacks estimated at upwards of $150m over a 24-year period. The former vice president, who faces extradition to the United States, denies the charges against him. 
Another top FIFA official who had been previously charged with corruption, Chuck Blazer, has also outlined bribe-taking. According to a newly released transcript of a 2013 plea deal, Blazer admitted that he and other FIFA officials accepted money in exchange for supporting South Africa as the 2010 World Cup hosts. South African officials have denied the allegations.

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