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Tag: Alfredo Hawit

  • Wednesday, April 13th 2016 - 04:58 UTC

    Another FIFA top official enters a guilty plea to four counts of corruption

    Hawit admitted he conspired with others to give companies in Florida and Argentina marketing rights to Latin American football tournaments

    Alfredo Hawit entered a guilty plea to four counts of corruption including racketeering, wire fraud and obstructing justice. The former vice president of FIFA and former interim CONCACAF president could face a maximum of 20 years in prison on each count of corruption. The 64-year-old Hawit must also forfeit US$ 950,000 to United States Department of Justice when he is sentenced.

  • Friday, December 4th 2015 - 07:29 UTC

    FIFA corruption: new round of arrests of South American football officials

    The indicted include the president of South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), Juan Angel Napout from Paraguay.

    Sixteen more top football officials were charged in a dramatic widening of the FIFA corruption scandal on Thursday, as US prosecutors vowed to leave no stone unturned in their quest to root out graft. Several senior FIFA officials from the past or present were named in a 92-count US Justice Department indictment which came after a series of dawn raids at a luxury hotel in Zurich hosting FIFA officials.