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FILE - In this June 29, 2006 file photo Franz Beckenbauer, then President of the German Organization Committee of the soccer World Cup briefs the media during a news conference at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. 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/Markus Schreiber, file )
April 28, 2020 - 11:30 am
GENEVA (AP) — The first trial in Switzerland’s five-year investigation of corruption in soccer ended Tuesday without a judgment, seemingly beaten by the coronavirus pandemic and an expiring statute of limitations. The decision by the Swiss federal criminal court had become inevitable. The trial of...
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April 23, 2020 - 1:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man convicted of killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has asked for a new trial because the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that split verdicts are unconstitutional in state criminal cases. Appeal attorney Eric Santana filed a request Wednesday asking for a new...
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Chuck Christian, of Randolph, Mass., the first former Michigan football player to publicly say that a team doctor abused him, stands for a photograph, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, near his home, in Randolph, Mass. Christian, a 60-year-old artist, said during a videoconferencing interview Wednesday, April 22, that the late Dr. Robert Anderson gave him unnecessary rectal exams before he played for the Wolverines during 1977-80 seasons. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 22, 2020 - 6:13 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The first former University of Michigan football player to publicly say that a team doctor abused him believes he would have sought medical help sooner for what has become late-stage cancer if he hadn't been victimized in college. Chuck Christian, a 60-year-old artist in...
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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 10, 2020 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge denied a request by the former head of South American soccer to be given compassionate release from prison because of the new coronavirus pandemic but reserved judgment Friday on his request for release on bail pending his appeal. U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, a New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the playing field before an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. An Associated Press review of public tax documents found that the Bensons' foundation has given at least $62 million to the Archdiocese of New Orleans and other Catholic causes over the past dozen years, including gifts to schools, universities, charities and individual parishes. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
April 09, 2020 - 9:40 pm
Hundreds of emails detailing the New Orleans Saints’ efforts to conduct damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese amid its clergy sexual abuse crisis should remain shielded from the public, a court official recommended Thursday. The recommendation by a court special master came...
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April 09, 2020 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives were allowed to remain free on $15 million appearance bonds, three days after they were indicted as part of the U.S. government’s investigation of soccer corruption. Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez were arraigned Thursday on wire fraud...
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April 08, 2020 - 3:53 pm
Former Texas Rangers star slugger Josh Hamilton was indicted on a third-degree felony child abuse charge stemming from an incident with his daughter in September.
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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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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2006 file photo, Honduras' former President Rafael Leonardo Callejas speaks to the press in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Callejas, who was convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal, died in the United States in an Atlanta prison on Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was 76. (AP Photo/Edgard Garrido, File)
April 04, 2020 - 5:59 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A former president of Honduras who was convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal died in the United States on Saturday. Rafael Callejas governed Honduras from 1990 to 1994, but he was better known for soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in the wide-ranging...
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