Posts Tagged Legal proceedings

Former FIFA member Blazer’s plea seems key to investigation

In this Feb. 14, 2005 file photo, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)  Secretary General  Chuck Blazer as he attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany.  Blazer was one of four men who pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's corruption investigation into FIFA announced Wednesday May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department’s soccer corruption investigation, linking other officials in the Americas to a series of schemes.

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Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. Actor-comedian Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides.  (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

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Missouri lawmakers file lawsuit over Rams stadium

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are suing to challenge the authority of Gov. Jay Nixon and officials who oversee the current St. Louis Rams stadium over plans for a new one.

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US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from U.S. Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe:

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Aaron Hernandez to be in court on witness intimidation case

Sporting a new neck tattoo former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez sits at the defense table during his arraignment on a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case against him by shooting the man in the face at Suffolk Superior Court, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Boston. Hernandez was convicted last month in the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez, sporting a new neck tattoo while making his first court appearance since being sentenced to life in prison for murder, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge he tried to silence a witness in a separate double murder case by shooting him in the face.

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