Posts Tagged Corruption in sports

Blatter criticizes US justice chief, soccer corruption case

FIFA President Sepp  Blatter speaks during   a news conference following the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Saturday, May 30, 2015. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — Invigorated by his FIFA election win, Sepp Blatter dismissed any suggestion Saturday that the American investigation into soccer corruption could yet lead to his door.

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Marketing executive pleads not guilty in FIFA scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A sports marketing executive from Florida pleaded not guilty on Friday to conspiracy and other charges stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal.

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THE LATEST: Small straw poll has Blatter ahead pre-vote

FIFA vice president Michel Platini of France attends the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments:

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FIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy South America

In this Nov. 24, 2014 file photo, Sergio Jadue, president of the Chilean Football Association, shows a ballot with Chile’s name as the first pick for group 1, during the draw for the 2015 Copa America tournament in Vina del Mar, Chile. Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking in late May 2015, Jadue was declaring his innocence, comments that raised eyebrows because he wasn’t formally accused of anything. He was referring to a part of the sweeping U.S. Justice Department indictments that, without specifying them by name, said the 10 presidents of the South American Football Confederation were to receive bribes in exchange for transmission rights to games of the Copa America. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile’s soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn’t formally accused of anything.

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Ex-FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulance

In this Thursday, June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Warner was one of the 14 people indicted Wednesday May 27, 2015 in the U.S. on corruption charges.  (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance Thursday, a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessmen.

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