Who are the defendants in the FIFA corruption case?



Who are the defendants in the FIFA corruption case?

The Defendants Include Two Current FIFA Vice Presidents and the Current and Former Presidents of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF); Seven Defendants Arrested Overseas; Guilty Pleas for Four Individual Defendants and Two Corporate Defendants Also Unsealed

How many countries are members of FIFA?

FIFA is composed of 209 member associations, each representing organized soccer in a particular nation or territory, including the United States and four of its overseas territories. FIFA also recognizes six continental confederations that assist it in governing soccer in different regions of the world.

Why is the FBI investigating FIFA?

The FBI has been investigating Fifa for the past three years. The investigation was initially sparked by the bidding process for the Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 World Cups, but was widened to look back at Fifa’s dealings over the past 20 years.

What are the alleged FIFA bribery and kickbacks schemes?

Other alleged schemes relate to the payment and receipt of bribes and kickbacks in connection with the sponsorship of CBF by a major U.S. sportswear company, the selection of the host country for the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 FIFA presidential election.

Who are the defendants in the FIFA corruption case?



Who are the defendants in the FIFA corruption case?

The Defendants Include Two Current FIFA Vice Presidents and the Current and Former Presidents of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF); Seven Defendants Arrested Overseas; Guilty Pleas for Four Individual Defendants and Two Corporate Defendants Also Unsealed

Who was charged in the FIFA scandal?

On 27 May 2015, during the FIFA annual meeting at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, authorities charged 14 officials, including nine current or former FIFA executives, including FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb. All faced extradition to the United States.

Are officials arrested in Switzerland ahead of FIFA meeting?

^ "Officials arrested in Switzerland ahead of FIFA meeting". Sky Sports. Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015. ^ "Sepp Blatter re-elected as Fifa president after Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein concedes defeat". The Guardian. 29 May 2015.

When did FIFA officials get arrested for corruption?

Two further arrests of FIFA officials at the hotel occurred in December 2015. The arrests case triggered Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany and Switzerland to open or intensify separate criminal investigations into top FIFA officials for corruption.