Bribery

Moses Swaibu poses for a photograph during an interview with the Associated Press in London, Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. A former professional soccer play who was jailed in 2015 for match fixing allegations fears the financial crisis in the game caused by the coronavirus could make players more vulnerable to taking bribes. Moses Swaibu tells The Associated Press a match fixer has a potential “pool of people he can manipulate.”
December 24, 2020 - 2:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — When Moses Swaibu stands in front of future Premier League players, warning of the dangers of becoming embroiled in match-fixing, he is speaking from experience. “You do not want to end up in my position, going to prison,” Swaibu recalls telling some of the game's most famous players...
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November 09, 2020 - 4:20 am
ZURICH (AP) — A Swiss bank implicated in FIFA corruption investigations said Monday it has agreed to a settlement in principle with the U.S. Department of Justice and set aside $79.7 million to pay expected fines. Zurich-based Julius Baer said the agreement sees the bank “entering into a three-year...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, Paris Saint Germain owner Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi waves to teams fans at the end of their soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England. Qatari soccer and television executive Nasser al-Khelaifi will go on trial starting Sept. 14, 2020 in Switzerland in September, implicated in providing a holiday villa to a FIFA official linked to a World Cup broadcasting deal. The court has listed 10 days in September to hear the case against al-Khelaifi, former top FIFA official Jerome Valcke and another broadcasting executive who was not identified. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)
September 11, 2020 - 12:31 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland’s federal criminal court on Monday, Nasser al-Khelaifi will become the first Qatari to stand trial almost six years after FIFA asked prosecutors to investigate the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Al-Khelaifi, the president of Champions League finalist Paris...
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August 24, 2020 - 9:38 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — An appeal hearing for former FIFA official Ricardo Teixeira to challenge his life ban for bribery was delayed because his lawyers face a 10-day quarantine in Switzerland if they arrived from Brazil. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it was unclear when the hearing...
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Journalists and photographers are gathered in front of a van used to transport England footballer Harry Maguire as he leaves from the court on the Aegean island of Syros, Greece, on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. The Manchester United captain was arrested during a brawl on the neighbouring holiday island of Mykonos. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)
August 22, 2020 - 8:39 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Manchester United captain Harry Maguire's trial on charges of assault and attempted bribery following a late-night incident on a Greek island was postponed until Tuesday after he testified before a prosecutor on Saturday. The 27-year-old England center-half and two other...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2019 file photo Jorge Salcedo, former University of California at Los Angeles men's soccer coach, departs federal court in Boston, after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Salcedo, former University of California, Los Angeles men’s soccer coach, pleaded guilty Monday, July 27, 2020 to accepting $200,000 in bribes to help two students get into the school as recruits. Salcedo admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme involving TV celebrities, other wealthy parents and elite universities across the country. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 27, 2020 - 4:32 pm
A former University of California, Los Angeles men’s soccer coach pleaded guilty Monday to accepting $200,000 in bribes to help two students get into the school as recruits. Jorge Salcedo, 47, admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme involving TV celebrities, other wealthy...
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May 18, 2020 - 4:45 pm
A woman who was locked up for five months in a Spanish prison after her arrest in the college admissions bribery scheme won’t spend any more time behind bars, a judge ruled Monday. Xiaoning Sui, 49, of Surrey, British Columbia, was sentenced to time served after admitting to paying $400,000 to get...
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May 01, 2020 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Israeli bank and its Swiss subsidiary agreed to pay over $30 million for their role in conspiring to launder more than $20 million in kickbacks to soccer officials, becoming the first financial institutions implicated in the FIFA scandal to reach a resolution with U.S...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 19, 2018 file photo, former FIFA President Joseph Blatter arrives at a hotel in Moscow, Russia. Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Five years into a sprawling investigation of soccer corruption, the first courtroom trial in Switzerland is due to begin Monday, March 9, 2020 in a 2006 World Cup fraud case. Sepp Blatter, the former FIFA president, and German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer are listed by Switzerland's federal criminal court to testify in the trial of four soccer officials implicated in a suspect 6.7 million euros ($7.6 million) payment. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov, file)
April 11, 2020 - 7:23 am
GENEVA (AP) — In a legal victory for former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, federal prosecutors in Switzerland plan to drop one of two cases open against him for suspected criminal mismanagement. The Swiss attorney general’s office on Saturday confirmed reports they intend to close an investigation...
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April 07, 2020 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022...
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