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Second Circuit rules on US jurisdiction in Fifa bribery case

By Clara Hudson

23 June 2020

Second Circuit rules on US jurisdiction in Fifa bribery case Manhattan courthouses. (Credit: Harvey Barrison on Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0))

The Second Circuit upheld the convictions of two ex-Fifa officials despite arguments that the US was wrong to prosecute them for overseas conduct. US wire transfers tied the wrongdoing to American soil, the circuit said.