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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

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    FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue MoreMerging dupe article into this one.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Nope. Every football fan worldwide is ecstatic about this.
    Don't blame us when some fecker is droned for pulling a yellow card. Once the US gets involved we'll tart up the game till you won't recognize it and no one making less than 200,000 euro a year will be able to afford a ticket to a match and all regional games will be blacked out or purchased at premium prices on the telly.

    The US won't get involved unless there is big money to be made by US mega corporations.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Great, just great. Break international laws of an organization headquartered in Zurich regarding a world sport that is not big in the US and not even understood by most of the people in the US and what country becomes all butt hurt over FIFA bribery charges? Give me a feckin break! The US - a nation that openly operates on bribery at the highest levels.

    WTF is wrong with this picture? If I lived in another country I'd have to ask myself if there is anything on earth that the sanctimonious assholes of the US can leave to other nations? It's appalling and frankly embarrassing.

    In the context of US involvement the OP almost sounds like an Onion article.
    Stop your whining. Jesus Christ. If these FIFA officials were engaged in bribery and corruption, they belong in jail. Good thing someone is going after them. Hopefully other nations (Great Britain maybe) join in and begin pursuing investigations of their own.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    And soccer is a European game...
    Go sit in a corner.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Those that were arrested were of half-a-dozen different nationalities, all detained in ZŁrich and Miami, so it's not a question of authority or jurisdiction but of cooperation with other nations and their LE agencies.

    When I said they were all American, I didn't mean they were all from the US. I meant American, as opposed to European or Asian.
    But they're not all American, the 14 people arrested were from a number of different nations.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    every football fan in the world is loving this, its so overdue.

    Fifa officials 'corrupted' football - US prosecutors - BBC News

    20 years they are saying???? Unreal.
    Good, then time to take the next step and it's time for European nations to start launching investigations and pressing charges as well. Don't let the first shot fired be the last.

    Let's pile on them and really start taking the corrupt bastards down.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Breaking: Swiss authorities have launched their own criminal inquiry into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Swiss police raided Fifa's headquarters in Zurich and seized electronic evidence.

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    Re: FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    United States law enforcement officials declared in forceful terms on Wednesday that their broad investigation of FIFA had only begun and pledged to rid the international soccer organization of systemic corruption.

    The Justice Department, F.B.I. and I.R.S. described soccer’s governing body in terms normally reserved for Mafia families and drug cartels, saying that top officials treated FIFA business decisions as chits to be traded for personal wealth. One soccer official took in more than $10 million in bribes, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch said.

    The schemes involving the fraud included the selection of South Africa as the host of the 2010 World Cup; the 2011 FIFA presidential elections; and several sports-marketing deals.

    Continue reading the main story: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/sp...them.html?_r=0


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    Uh oh, FIFA.....

    This is huge.
    Right! We get a new US Attorney General and what does she go after? An international sport headquartered in Europe and barely followed in the US. Brilliant! LOL! Most of the people in the US could have provided her names and even leads regarding mega crimes committed by US banking. Hint: It's been covered in the press for at least 6 years. Washington somehow is unaware. Guess they've been watching footie instead.

    And when does the FBI send out indictments and begin the arrests? ONE DAY AFTER THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP! Think there might have been some collusion involved in that? Oh, I think so. No doubt the timing was coordinated between the monied powers in the US and the UK so as not to besmirch the championship and, you know, cost the league any money.

    FIFA just shook hands with the devil and the international soccer fandom doesn't know it yet.

    Soon the US will insist that there be an impartial international observer, one that everyone can trust. Bill Clinton's your man. $10 million donated to his philanthropic organization <wink, wink, nudge, nudge> and a steady flow young and willing women.

    They'll be more of that where that came from too. Look for it. Don't say Risky didn't warn you.


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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Go sit in a corner.
    I don't care for the game, I never have. It's an import that has been played mostly by immigrants. It's safe for the kiddies so it became a trend with it's own character: the "soccer mom".

    So, I don't sit in the corner, I never have.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Stop your whining, Jesus Christ. If these FIFA officials were engaged in bribery and corruption, they belong in jail. Good thing someone is going after them. Hopefully other nations (Great Britain maybe) join in and begin pursuing investigations of their own.
    I sincerely appreciate your nod to my wisdom and charm but I am not Jesus Christ. However, I have noted your amazing sense of morality and ethics. I have no doubt whatsoever you will forever apply it equally to all things. No fear. If I find in the future that you have missed something and have somehow become jaded or even partial, God forbid, it will be my pleasure to bring it to your attention so that you may remain the honest and pleasant person you are today.










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