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FIFA indictments

Postby BB+ » Wed May 27, 2015 11:35 am

Two days before a FIFA presidential election, the unsealing of indictements concerning a "24-year scheme" of enrichment "through the corruption of international soccer"...

Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption
Press Release
A 47-count indictment was unsealed early this morning in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offenses, in connection with the defendants’ participation in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer. The guilty pleas of four individual defendants and two corporate defendants were also unsealed today... The defendants also include U.S. and South American sports marketing executives who are alleged to have systematically paid and agreed to pay well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks to obtain lucrative media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments.
“As charged in the indictment, the defendants fostered a culture of corruption and greed that created an uneven playing field for the biggest sport in the world,” said Director Comey. “Undisclosed and illegal payments, kickbacks, and bribes became a way of doing business at FIFA. I want to commend the investigators and prosecutors around the world who have pursued this case so diligently, for so many years.”
On Dec. 12, 2014, the defendant José Hawilla, the owner and founder of the Traffic Group, the Brazilian sports marketing conglomerate, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a four-count information charging him with racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Hawilla also agreed to forfeit over $151 million, $25 million of which was paid at the time of his plea.

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland seizes documents at FIFA
Press release
In connection with irregularities surrounding football tournaments, two separate proceedings must be distinguished:

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) is conducting a Swiss criminal investigation regarding the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. For inquiries regarding this Swiss criminal investigation, please contact the OAG.

In separate proceedings, and independently of the Swiss criminal investigation of the OAG, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York is conducting a criminal investigation into the allocation of media, marketing and sponsoring rights for football tournaments carried out in the United States and Latin America. The Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) supports this criminal investigation as part of international legal assistance. Today, on Wednesday 27 May 2015, football officials and suspected bribers have been arrested in Zurich and placed in detention pending extradition as part of this investigation, and by order of the FOJ.
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Re: FIFA indictments

Postby terrapene » Thu May 28, 2015 12:35 pm

BB+ wrote:Two days before a FIFA presidential election, the unsealing of indictements concerning a "24-year scheme" of enrichment "through the corruption of international soccer"...

Nine FIFA Officials and Five Corporate Executives Indicted for Racketeering Conspiracy and Corruption
Press Release
A 47-count indictment was unsealed early this morning in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, among other offenses, in connection with the defendants’ participation in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer. The guilty pleas of four individual defendants and two corporate defendants were also unsealed today... The defendants also include U.S. and South American sports marketing executives who are alleged to have systematically paid and agreed to pay well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks to obtain lucrative media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments.
“As charged in the indictment, the defendants fostered a culture of corruption and greed that created an uneven playing field for the biggest sport in the world,” said Director Comey. “Undisclosed and illegal payments, kickbacks, and bribes became a way of doing business at FIFA. I want to commend the investigators and prosecutors around the world who have pursued this case so diligently, for so many years.”
On Dec. 12, 2014, the defendant José Hawilla, the owner and founder of the Traffic Group, the Brazilian sports marketing conglomerate, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a four-count information charging him with racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Hawilla also agreed to forfeit over $151 million, $25 million of which was paid at the time of his plea.

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland seizes documents at FIFA
Press release
In connection with irregularities surrounding football tournaments, two separate proceedings must be distinguished:

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) is conducting a Swiss criminal investigation regarding the allocation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. For inquiries regarding this Swiss criminal investigation, please contact the OAG.

In separate proceedings, and independently of the Swiss criminal investigation of the OAG, the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York is conducting a criminal investigation into the allocation of media, marketing and sponsoring rights for football tournaments carried out in the United States and Latin America. The Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) supports this criminal investigation as part of international legal assistance. Today, on Wednesday 27 May 2015, football officials and suspected bribers have been arrested in Zurich and placed in detention pending extradition as part of this investigation, and by order of the FOJ.


This is all legal uneder Swiss law, but they funnelled monies by USA and so got caught.
just because they are mad Putin got Russia 2018.
sanctomonotonous politicos who know how bribery functions, now suprised FIFA the uniting force for good, contains the same.
astonishing.
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Re: FIFA indictments

Postby terrapene » Fri May 29, 2015 2:54 pm

merkel convinced palestine to withdraw its bid for israeli suspiension.
so the pro active USA foerces trying to delay this vote were seen unnecessary at end.
recieving threates, he might be dead in a year, more direct method over any blatter scandal.

football the so called bridge for peace.
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Re: FIFA indictments

Postby terrapene » Fri May 29, 2015 7:33 pm

blatter beat off your naysayers 133-73.
clean victory, almost 2 in 3 even after they made arrets.
the boat claled FIFA has 4 more years off shore, with the president of everybody in helm.
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Re: FIFA indictments

Postby terrapene » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:08 pm

blatter goes out on his own terms.
showing first class respect agiain, 5 time chagmpion of FIFA politics.
they fought his efforts for term limits before, will this time he succeed?

deep-routed structucral change can only strat at the top, blatter is just the man for it.
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Re: FIFA indictments

Postby terrapene » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:06 am

now marius vizer is out at sport accord, as the campaign at putin does not stop.
judo will not be so spectactular anymore.
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Re: FIFA indictments

Postby BB+ » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:33 am

Swiss criminal proceedings against the President of FIFA
https://www.news.admin.ch/message/index ... g-id=58891

Bern, 25.09.2015 – The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has opened criminal proceedings against the President of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on suspicion of criminal mismanagement as well as – alternatively – on suspicion of misappropriation.

Swiss criminal proceedings against the President of FIFA, Mr. Joseph Blatter, have been opened on 24 September 2015 on suspicion of criminal mismanagement (Article 158 Swiss Criminal Code / SCC) and – alternatively – misappropriation (Article 138 Swiss Criminal Code / SCC).

On the one hand, the OAG suspects that on 12 September 2005 Mr. Joseph Blatter has signed a contract with the Caribbean Football Union (with Jack Warner as the President at this time); this contract was unfavorable for FIFA. On the other hand, there is as suspicion that, in the implementation of this agreement, Joseph Blatter also violated his fiduciary duties and acted against the interest of FIFA and/or FIFA Marketing & TV AG.

Additionally, Mr. Joseph Blatter is suspected of a disloyal payment of CHF 2 Mio. to Michel Platini, President of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), at the expense of FIFA, which was allegedly made for work performed between January 1999 and June 2002 ; this payment was executed in February 2011.

On 25 September 2015, representatives of the OAG interrogated the defendant Joseph Blatter following a meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee. At the same time, Michel Platini was heard as a person asked to provide information (Article 178 of the Swiss Code of Criminal Procedure). Furthermore, the OAG conducted on 25 September 2015 a house search at FIFA Headquarters with the support of the Federal Criminal Police. The office of the FIFA President has been searched and data seized.

As for all defendants, the presumption of innocence applies for Mr. Joseph Blatter.
Of course, there is a movement to have Ilyumzhinov be a replacement for Blatter. After all, FIDE's corruption is more via cronyism than criminality.
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