Organisation: FIFA

US to appeal against Fifa acquittals

Federal prosecutors say they plan to fight a Brooklyn federal judge’s decision to throw out the convictions of a former Fox executive and an Argentine sports marketing company. The ruling could disrupt the DOJ’s prosecution of several other defendants accused of taking part in the sprawling bribery scandal at Fifa.

25 September 2023

US judge stays batch of Fifa sentencings

US District Judge Pamela Chen cited a recent decision to acquit a former Fox executive and a sports marketing company as her reason for pausing the sentencings of several defendants accused of taking part in a years-old global football bribery scandal.

12 September 2023

Former Fifa official granted compassionate release

The former second-in-command at football’s international governing body will be released from prison three and a half years early after becoming vision-impaired while incarcerated due to untreated cataracts.

05 July 2023

Fifa bagman avoids prison for DOJ cooperation

Alejandro Burzaco, who his lawyer called “the superman of cooperators”, will not pay a fine for his role in a scheme to bribe soccer officials for lucrative broadcasting rights.

12 May 2023

Ex-Fox International Channel CEO found guilty in Fifa bribery scheme

A jury found one of two ex-Fox executives and a Uruguayan sports company guilty of bribing football officials for lucrative broadcasting contracts.

09 March 2023

Judge rejects ethnic prejudice allegations in Fifa bribery trial

The president of Buzzfeed and former Fox International CFO testified about her former colleague, one of two former Fox executives accused of bribing football officials, a day after the judge denied a motion to dismiss the case due to ethnic prejudice.

15 February 2023

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