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Tag: fifagate

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 10:32 UTC

    FIFA bribes scandal: Peruvian official cleared by US court in New York

    After leaving the court in New York, Manuel Burga who was head of Peruvian football until 2014, said: “God bless America!”

    A Peruvian football official accused of taking bribes has been cleared by a jury in the United States. Manuel Burga, who led football in Peru until 2014, was accused of taking cash in exchange for distributing marketing and media rights to matches. Two other South American football officials were convicted by the same jury on Friday.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2017 - 10:37 UTC

    Brazil and Paraguay soccer executives sentenced in US on corruption charges

    Marin, who is also a former governor of São Paulo, was found guilty of six of the seven counts against him of money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy.

    Two former top South American football executives have been found guilty of multiple charges at a US trial into corruption in the sport: Jose Maria Marin, the former head of Brazil's Football Confederation (CBF), and Paraguay's Juan Ángel Napout, who led South America's football governing body Conmebol, were convicted on Friday.