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    FightingSpirit

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    "FIFA World Cup of Fraud"

    Post by FightingSpirit on Fri May 29, 2015 2:21 pm

    FIFA Officials Arrested Over Alleged ‘Rampant, Systematic’ $150M Bribery Scheme
    May 27, 2015, 9:40 PM ET
    By BRIAN ROSS, RHONDA SCHWARTZ, JOSH MARGOLIN and AARON KATERSKY
    FIFA Officials Arrested Over Corruption
    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/fifa-officials-arrested-federal-corruption-investigation/story?id=31326400

    In a series of overnight busts, authorities arrested high-ranking FIFA officials over allegations of vast racketeering and corruption involving more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks spanning two decades in soccer’s controversial governing body, law enforcement officials said.
    In all, 14 people, which includes nine current or former FIFA figures and five involved in sports marketing, have been charged by the Department of Justice for allegedly “foster[ing] a culture of corruption and greed that created an uneven playing field for the biggest sport in the world,” as FBI Director James Comey put it. Police also executed a search warrant at a location in Miami related to the investigation.
    The investigation grew out of allegations of payoffs to officials who decided where to hold the next two World Cups, the biggest international event in sports, that landed the games in Russia for 2018 and Qatar in 2022, according to three senior U.S. law enforcement officials. The U.S. was runner-up to Qatar’s win.

    IJF President Meets FIFA President
    http://www.intjudo.eu/News/cikk3400
    IJF AND SPORTACCORD PRESIDENT MEETS THE FIFA PRESIDENT
    On 26th February 2015., the IJF President, Mr. Marius Vizer had the pleasure to visit the President of FIFA, Mr. Sepp Blatter, at the FIFA headquarters where discussions for the benefit of international Sport took place.


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    Re: "FIFA World Cup of Fraud"

    Post by tafftaz on Sat May 30, 2015 7:13 am

    And Blatter has just been re-elected after Prince Ali withdrew his challenge after the first round of voting.
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    Re: "FIFA World Cup of Fraud"

    Post by BillC on Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:25 pm

    Sports ... entertainment ... business.

    What these folks are accused of is not even illegal is many ... maybe most ... member countries. Just a way of doing business ... the sports ... entertainment ... business.

    Anyone know any other "sports" in this business?


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    Re: "FIFA World Cup of Fraud"

    Post by Ben Reinhardt on Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:05 am

    BillC wrote:Sports ... entertainment ... business.

    What these folks are accused of is not even illegal is many ... maybe most ... member countries.  Just a way of doing business ... the sports ... entertainment ... business.

    Anyone know any other "sports" in this business?

    See my post in the "Vizer Resigns" thead...



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