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Argentine businessman indicted by US in FIFA corruption case, turns in Italy

Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - 06:39 UTC
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After the U.S. indictment alleged Burzaco received bribes for signing lucrative broadcasting deals for Copa America tournaments, he was unable to be found. After the U.S. indictment alleged Burzaco received bribes for signing lucrative broadcasting deals for Copa America tournaments, he was unable to be found.

Of the 14 people indicted by the United States in the FIFA corruption case, five members are businessmen that worked for various sports marketing and consulting companies that dealt extensively with the world's football organization.

 Although most are attempting to delay their extradition to the United States, Alejandro Burzaco chose to turn himself in.

Burzaco is the president of Torneos y Competencias, a sports marketing company in Argentina. After the U.S. indictment alleged he received kickbacks for signing lucrative broadcasting deals for the Copa America tournaments, Burzaco was unable to be found.

Italian police official Giuseppe Tricarico says Burzaco was being searched for around the world with little luck. Burzaco saved Interpol the hassle of locating him by turning himself in to Italian police on Tuesday morning.

Burzaco attended a hearing Tuesday afternoon to confirm the arrest, following procedure in the Italian judicial system.

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  • ElaineB

    I was in Italy for a formal dinner at the weekend and staying with Chilean/Italian friends there. We were talking about FIFA and other cases of corruption including the resignation of the Chilean Minister. The Italians were laughing and saying that this is 'every day' and 'normal' in Italy. They really couldn't see what the fuss was about and considered it childlike compared to Italian business practises.

    You have to wonder if this is why the Argentine turned himself over in Italy. He is probably a hero there. :)

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 08:30 am 0
  • chronic

    The impact of the contribution of italian moral DNA to the rotting roadkillian culture has been previously noted.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 03:16 pm 0
  • CabezaDura2

    2. The problem is Spanish and indian DNA, not Italian...

    Italians migrated to the US and Australia... One notorous one is a New York Judge that has rotting roadkill by the balls...

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 03:45 pm 0
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