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    Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

    Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says


    FIFA officials received millions of dollars to vote for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup.

    4/7/20
    Russia bribed football officials for the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday in the first explicit accusations of wrongdoing following years of suspicion. FIFA has been dogged by claims of corruption since 2010, when the global football governing body voted to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar. Since the wide-ranging FIFA corruption scandal erupted in 2015, the U.S. government has accused a total of 45 people and various sports companies of more than 90 crimes and of paying or accepting more than $200 million in bribes. Trinidad's long-serving FIFA official Jack Warner "was promised and received" bribe payments totaling $5 million to vote for Russia, the U.S. Justice Department said in a superseding indictment. Guatemala's Rafael Salguero was promised a $1 million bribe to vote for Russia, according to the March 18 indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. Salguero pleaded guilty to multiple corruption charges in 2016 and was banned from FIFA while Warner, who faces charges in the United States, is currently battling extradition to the U.S. from his native Trinidad.

    The U.S. indictment also said that a former Brazilian FIFA member and a late Paraguayan official received payment of bribes in exchange for voting for Qatar's bid. "The profiteering and bribery in international soccer have been deep-seated and commonly known practices for decades," William F. Sweeney Jr, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York field office, said in a statement on Monday which announced the charges. "Over a period of many years, the defendants and their co-conspirators corrupted the governance and business of international soccer with bribes and kickbacks, and engaged in criminal fraudulent schemes that caused significant harm to the sport,” he said. "Their schemes included the use of shell companies, sham consulting contracts and other concealment methods to disguise the bribes and kickback payments and make them appear legitimate."
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    Re: Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

    Not surprising if true.

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    Re: Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

    I’m sure that the choice of Qatar was on the up and up............


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    Re: Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

    Bribery and corruption of FIFA officials has been in the news since 2015 when Nine FIFA Officials and five corporate executives were Indicted for racketeering, conspiracy andcorruption.

    But it's not only Putin and FIFA officials. Two former Fox Sports executives were charged just yesterday for in an alleged scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting rights.

    U.S. Prosecutors Charge Former Fox Sports Executives in FIFA Bribery Case - WSJ









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    Re: Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says


    FIFA officials received millions of dollars to vote for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup.



    Putin's regime and FIFA. Two of the most corrupt organizations in existence.


    FIFA official: "I’m shocked, shocked to find that bribing is going on here!"

    Putin: “…Your pay-off, sir.”

    Official: “Oh, thank you very much!”

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    Re: Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

    Bribing FIFA and cheating through doping in the Olympics.

    Russia sure knows how to dirty up international sporting events.
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    Re: Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Bribing FIFA and cheating through doping in the Olympics.

    Russia sure knows how to dirty up international sporting events.
    FIFA has been filthy long before Russia got involved.......
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    Re: Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

    Ah, that bastion of sanctitiy , wholesome goodness and honesty the USA have said it, must be true. Like the Gulf of Tonkin , WMDS in Iraq
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    Re: Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

    Well, duh.

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    Re: Russia Bribed FIFA to Host World Cup, U.S. Says

    Quote Originally Posted by oneworld2 View Post
    Ah, that bastion of sanctitiy , wholesome goodness and honesty the USA have said it, must be true. Like the Gulf of Tonkin , WMDS in Iraq
    You do know the North Vietnamese did admit to the first attack... Right?
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