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FIFA Vice President, Others Arrested In Zurich For Collecting Millions Of Dollars In Bribe

 CAF Jeffery Webb

The Vice President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Jeffrey Webb has been named amongst those that were earlier arrested and indicted for corruption involving million dollars. Webb is also President of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Football Federation (CONCACAF).

They are facing corruption charges at the United States Justice Department.

Others are the executive committee member and Costa Rican soccer federation (FEDEFUT) president, Eduardo Li; attaché to the CONCACAF president, Costas Takkas; and FIFA vice-president, executive committee member, Eugenio Figueredo, former president of the South American football federation (CONMEBOL); Rafael Esquivel, CONMEBOL executive committee member and Venezuelan soccer federation president, FIFA development officer, Julio Rocha, Former Central American Football Union (UNCAF) president and Nicaraguan soccer federation (FENIFUT) president; and Jose Maria Marin, member of the FIFA organising committee for Olympic football tournaments and former Brazilian football federation (CFB) president.

Also indicted are former FIFA vice president, executive committee member and CONCACAF president, Jack Warner; and former FIFA executive committee member and CONMEBOL president, Nicolas Leoz.

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Four other defendants in the case are sports marketing executives and one worked in broadcasting. Four individuals and two corporate defendants have already entered guilty pleas in the case.

They are: Charles ‘Chuck’ Blazer, the long-serving former general secretary of CONCACAF and former U.S. representative on the FIFA executive committee, and Daryll Warner, son of defendant Jack Warner and a former FIFA development officer. [myad]

 

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