Tag Archives: FIFA corruption case

29May/15

FIFA accused, Jack Warner, lashes out at U.S.

( REUTERS) – After spending the day in a Trinidad and Tobago jail, former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, accused the U.S. of conducting a “witch hunt” in its pursuit of world soccer officials on corruption charges.
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27May/15

Attorney General Lynch outlines investigation that led to nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives being indicted

Nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives, including seven who were arrested in Switzerland, are indicted on corruption charges.

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27May/15

Swiss Federal Office of Justice explains FIFA arrests

The Swiss Federal Office of Justice explains the legal proceedings concerning seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich.

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27May/15

FIFA probe a political attempt to strip Russia of 2018 World Cup – Russian anti-corruption watchdog

Russia’s anti-corruption watchdog chief says he does not believe the 2018 World Cup bidding process was corrupt and the FIFA arrests are a politically motivated attempt to strip Russia of the World Cup.

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27May/15

British MP and FIFA reform campaigner wants change now

A founder member of the campaign group ‘New FIFA Now’ who is also a British Member of Parliament says change is needed more than ever and many people probably think president Sepp Blatter is the most despicable man in world sport.

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27May/15

FIFA says Blatter not involved in investigation, calls arrests “difficult moment”

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is not involved in bribery allegations, says organisation’s spokesman, adding “FIFA welcomes this investigation.”

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27May/15

Arrested FIFA officials face extradition to U.S. – NY Times

Authorities in Zurich, Switzerland launch an operation to arrest several high-ranking FIFA officials on corruption charges and extradite them to the United States, the New York Times reports.

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26May/15

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein unwilling to talk following FIFA meeting

Sepp Blatter’s only challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein declines to comment on his chances three days before FIFA presidential election

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27Feb/15

2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18, says Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says the World Cup final in Qatar in 2022 should be played no later than December 18.

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