Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
7 FIFA chiefs in the net over corruption •Another 2 also charged

By News Express on 27/05/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,113


The US Justice Department announced charges against nine present or former FIFA officials on Wednesday as part of a major investigation into corruption at the core of football’s world governing body. Seven were arrested in Zurich, Switzerland.

Below are brief bios of the nine, five others also indicted, and four who have already pleaded guilty:

JEFFREY WEBB (From Cayman Islands, aged 50): Current FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, CONCACAF president, Caribbean Football Union (CFU) executive committee member and Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) president. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday. Banker by trade.

EDUARDO LI (Costa Rica, 56): Current FIFA executive committee member-elect, CONCACAF executive committee member and Costa Rican soccer federation (FEDEFUT) president. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

JULIO ROCHA (Nicaragua, 64): Current FIFA development officer. Former Central American Football Union (UNCAF) president and Nicaraguan soccer federation (FENIFUT) president. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

COSTAS TAKKAS (Britain, 58): Current attaché to the CONCACAF president. Former CIFA general secretary. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

JACK WARNER (Trinidad and Tobago, 72): Former FIFA vice-president and executive committee member, CONCACAF president, CFU president and Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) special adviser.

EUGENIO FIGUEREDO (US, Uruguay, 83): Current FIFA vice-president and executive committee member. Former CONMEBOL president and Uruguayan soccer federation (AUF) president. A former player and manager. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

RAFAEL ESQUIVEL (Venezuela, 68): Current CONMEBOL executive committee member and Venezuelan soccer federation (FVF) president. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

JOSE MARIA MARIN (Brazil, 83): Current member of the FIFA organizing committee for the Olympic football tournaments. Former CBF president. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

NICOLAS LEOZ (Paraguay, 86): Former FIFA executive committee member and CONMEBOL president.

ALEJANDRO BURZACO (Argentina, 50): Controlling principal of Torneos y Competencias S.A., a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.

AARON DAVIDSON (US, 44): President of Traffic Sports USA Inc. (Traffic USA).

HUGO JINKIS (Argentina, 70) & MARIANO JINKIS (Argentina, 40): Controlling principals of Full Play Group S.A., a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.

JOSE MARGULIES (Brazil, 75, also known as Jose Lazaro): Controlling principal of Valente Corp. and Somerton Ltd.

Following have pleaded guilty:

DARYLL WARNER (US, Trinidad and Tobago, 40): Son of defendant Jack Warner and a former FIFA development officer, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a two-count information charging him with wire fraud and the structuring of financial transactions.

DARYAN WARNER (Trinidad and Tobago; Grenada, 46): Waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a three-count information charging him with wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and the structuring of financial transactions. Forfeited over $1.1 million around the time of his plea.

CHARLES BLAZER (US, 70): Former CONCACAF general secretary and a former FIFA executive committee member waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a 10-count information charging him with racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, income tax evasion and failure to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). Forfeited over $1.9 million at the time of his plea.

JOSE HAWILLA (Brazil, 71): owner and founder of the Traffic Group, the Brazilian sports marketing conglomerate, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a four-count information charging him with racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Agreed to forfeit over $151 million, $25 million of which was paid at the time of his plea.

•Sourced from AFP/US Department of Justice. Photo shows one of the accused, Jack Warner.

Source News Express

Posted 27/05/2015 10:25:45 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Veteran journalist Abdulkareem Albashir dies after protracted illness...

Go for psychiatric test, CAN tells El-Rufai

Buhari to universities: Justify government’s investment in you...

M. D. Abubakar intensifies anti-Igbo agenda, wipes out...

More trouble for Orubebe, Oduah •May face criminal...

Breaking: Jammeh hits roadblock in court

Turkey demands closure of 17 Turkish schools in...

Police sack 3 officers for corruption

Akwa Ibom to build snow resort

Abia Govt. to establish international market outlets for...

Ex-Army General takes over power in Burkina Faso...

Ronaldo enmeshed in $16.5mn tax evasion storm

 

Latest News Petition at ICC alleges ‘serious crimes’, ‘credible and troubling allegations’ against Buhari Impeachment Saga: Imo Deputy Governor breaks silence, says: ‘As long as there is God in heaven, I shall never fail’ Boko Haram Terrorists Regrouping In Borno – Army 2 Police Officers killed in Kaduna ambush •2 attackers gunned down 17 APC aspirants jostle to succeed Aregbesola My security yet to be restored 72 hours after election – Fayose Why parliament must unravel the mystery surrounding recovered loots, assets — Dogara Principal, staff, students injured as invaders storm school Security fears force Ekiti Assembly to adjourn till October WAEC releases results of Lagos public school candidates •Why the results were delayed Police ‘accidental discharge’ kills woman in Kaduna FG to begin enrolment of military personnel on IPPIS

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (361,820 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (358,328 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (286,668 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (235,247 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (214,458 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,529 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (186,414 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (168,354 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,271 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (152,656 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (147,551 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (138,810 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,347) Business Verdict (45) Columnists (886) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (614) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,136) Interview (157) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,211) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,596) Religion (783) Sports (1,612) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

FRANCE vs CROATIA 4-2 Highlights & Goals 2018

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement