Football: FIFA bribery trial to kick off in New York

The FIFA corruption trial is to get underway with opening statements in New York on Monday, two and a half years after US prosecutors unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer.Forty-two officials and marketing executives, and three companies were indicted in an exhaustive 236-page complaint detailing 92 separate crimes and 15 corruption schemes to the tune of $200 million. Yet only three of them are going on trial -- three fabulously-wealthy and once-powerful soccer officials from South America, charged with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering...

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By: France 24 - 7 days ago

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