Swiss police found that Sepp Blatter turned a blind eye to the illegal breach of a World Cup broadcasting contract and allowed FIFA to lose millions of dollars, the Associated Press reported last week.
Israel’s largest bank agreed to pay nearly a billion dollars after pleading guilty on Thursday for conspiring with US taxpayers to hide their money offshore, and for participating in FIFA’s international bribery conspiracy.
The Swiss trial of four former soccer officials over alleged fraud in Germany’s bid to host the 2006 World Cup could be discontinued if a doctor finds the defendants not able to attend the hearings over COVID-19 risks, public broadcaster RTS reported.
French authorities detained former UEFA president Michel Platini on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged vote rigging that resulted in the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
A deputy chairman of FIFA’s ethics committee was suspended from his position a day after his arrest in his native Malaysia for suspected financial wrongdoing, the international football body announced on Wednesday.
In the wake of the fire that immolated Brazil’s oldest and most important scientific museum, Brazilians are blaming neglect, corruption, and lavish World Cup spending for the destruction of a collection of 20 million artifacts.
A federal court in Brooklyn sentenced on Wednesday a former Paraguayan soccer official to nine years in prison for racketeering and corruption offenses that were part of the FIFA corruption scheme.
A Brooklyn federal judge sentenced on Wednesday a former Brazilian soccer federation president to four years in prison for conspiratorial racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering, the US Department of Justice said.
In its newly-released 2018 code of ethics, FIFA, the world governing body for football, has scrubbed the word “corruption” from the text, put a time limit on prosecuting bribery, and introduced a new charge of “defamation.”
Documents leaked to The Sunday Times allege that Qatar broke FIFA rules and sabotaged opponents to win the 2022 World Cup bid.
A hefty fine was levied on a Spain-based sports media company after its US arm admitted to bribing soccer officials in Latin America with millions of dollars for rights to World Cup matches, prosecutors announced on Tuesday.
Disillusioned by years of corruption and scandal in the country’s league, Croatian football fans are boycotting the World Cup in mass, Balkan Insight reported Tuesday.
The second most powerful African football official resigned on Saturday – a week before the FIFA World Cup in Russia – after undercover reporters filmed him and over one hundred African football officials taking bribes.
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron indicated foul play might be why the U.K. lost the bid to host the FIFA 2018 World Cup to Russia, The Independentreported.
The disgraced former head of soccer in Guam, who was banned from the sport after he admitted taking bribes in exchange for his support in FIFA elections, tried to influence the election of his successor, The New York Times reported.
The trial of three former football officials suspected of bribery ended Thursday in a Brooklyn courtroom, concluding a month of lively events surrounding the case such as throat-slitting gestures and a sleepy juror, reported The New York Times.
FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee on Tuesday banned three former football officials for life from all national and international activities related to the sport, wrote a FIFA press statement.
A former Argentinian football officialkilled himself on Tuesday a few hours after a witness in the FIFA corruption trial that began in New York accused him of taking bribes,The Independent reported on Wednesday.
A prosecution witness testifying on Tuesday in the trial of three former South American football officials claimed that Fox Sports was allegedly involved in the FIFA bribery scheme.
Three former South American soccer officials faced a judge in a New York courtroom on Monday over accusations related to the FIFA corruption scandal, The Guardian reported.
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