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Entries in Fifa (46)


New investigations announced in mega-sport corruption

The New York Times reports that U.S. prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas in what appears to be an expansive investigation of corruption in international soccer, track and field, and the Olympic Games.

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Swiss banker helped launder $25 million FIFA bribes

A former managing director of Julius Baer pleaded guilty Thursday to a money laundering conspiracy in the DOJ's prosecution of corruption in soccer's international governing body.

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Avoiding scandal damage: A due diligence plan for corporate sports sponsors

In recent years, the global sports audience has witnessed many corruption scandals. Such scandals can significantly impact the reputation of the brands sponsoring athletes and the competitions organized by sports institutions.

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Laura Tulchin: To clean up big-time sports events, start with monitors

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.

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Argentina firm pays $112 million to resolve FIFA bribe charges

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.

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Scott Moritz: A detailed marketing plan can save your compliance program

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.

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Miami marketing exec admits paying $14 million in FIFA bribe case

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.

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Costa Rica soccer chief pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case

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.

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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.

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Another FIFA honcho pleads guilty in U.S. bribe sweep

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.

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Andy Spalding: Brazil's Untold Success Story

The media would have us believe that Brazil is in a state of unmitigated crisis and collapse. But that’s just the surface story.

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Former FIFA big shot pleads guilty to racketeering and corruption

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.

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