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Re: The FIFA row...
« Reply #175 on: February 26, 2016, 10:14:10 pm »
New FIFA president elected, and not Sheikh Yerbouti either, but rather one Gianni Infantino, a.k.a. "Who?"

"Who?" indeed, but he does look familiar:

http://dilbert.com/search_results?terms=CEO
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Re: The FIFA row...
« Reply #176 on: August 29, 2018, 09:02:00 pm »
Two FIFA presidents of vice - I'm sorry, I'll say that again...

Two FIFA vice-presidents have had their collars felt by the Swiss fuzz today, and they are on a list of a further 16 officials (on top of the ones already charged) named in a 92-page indictment released by the US Department of Justice. It's yet another gift that keeps on giving.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34991874

The wheels of justice grind slowly, but exceedingly fine.

One of the two arrested in Switzerland, Juan Ángel Napout, has finally been give a nine year stretch in prison for racketeering and corruption offences.

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Juan Ángel Napout, a high-level figure in international soccer, was sentenced today in federal court in Brooklyn by United States District Judge Pamela K. Chen to nine years’ imprisonment following his trial convictions of conspiratorial racketeering and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy.  The crimes of conviction related to Napout’s participation in schemes to accept millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for the media and marketing rights to various soccer tournaments.  The Court also ordered Napout to pay $3,374,025.88 in forfeiture and imposed a fine of $1 million.  A hearing on victim restitution is scheduled for October 4, 2018.

At the time of his arrest in December 2015, Napout was the president of CONMEBOL, the confederation responsible for soccer in South America, a FIFA Vice President and a member of the FIFA Executive Committee.  He had previously served as the president of the Paraguayan Soccer Federation, known as the Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol, or APF.  Napout was convicted following a six-week trial in November and December of 2017.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/former-fifa-executive-president-conmebol-and-paraguayan-soccer-official-sentenced-nine
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Re: The FIFA row...
« Reply #177 on: June 18, 2019, 12:21:20 pm »
The Swiss have taken Blatter in for questioning and Platini is also implicated in a 2,000,000 swiss franc bung.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/sep/25/sepp-blatter-criminal-investigation-swiss-attorney-general

It's the grift that keeps on giving - Michel Platini's been detained for questioning by anti-corruption investigators.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48673461
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Re: The FIFA row...
« Reply #178 on: July 04, 2019, 02:21:08 pm »
The grift that keeps on giving, continued - the Ravenous Seppblatter Beast of Zurich is suing FIFA:

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Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has begun legal proceedings against football's world governing body for "moral damage" and to reclaim around 60 of his watches he says are still in its possession.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48865823

So it never occurred to him that he wouldn't be in this position if he'd been a bit more moral whilst serving as FIFA president, then.  ::-)
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