Category: Soccer

Venezuelan Soccer Official Pleads Guilty; Promises to Repay Millions in FIFA Case

Photo Rafael Esquivel, the former president of Venezuela’s soccer federation, left federal court in Brooklyn in March. Credit Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters The Justice Department announced on Thursday the 21st conviction in its world soccer corruption case focused on FIFA, the sport’s governing body, and affiliated regional soccer organizations. With 42 defendants publicly charged to date, the…

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