Posts Tagged ‘money laundering’

Soccer Trial In Brooklyn: Guilty

December 23, 2017

Soccer Trial In Brooklyn: Guilty

Two former officials of the South American soccer association were found guilty in U.S. Federal Court on Friday of accepting millions of dollars in bribes. The jury will deliberate on a third defendant next week. 24 other people tied to FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, have pleaded guilty, and 15 more charged in the racketeering  and money-laundering probe are fighting extradition to the U.S.

More:

“2 Top Soccer Officials Found Guilty in FIFA Case,” Rebecca R. Ruiz, New York Times

“Fifa trial: two ex-soccer officials found guilty on multiple charges of corruption,” Oliver Laughland, The Guardian

Update:

“Fifa trial: ex-president of Peru soccer acquitted of corruption charge,” AP via The Guardian

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Meanwhile, Back In Texas ….

January 11, 2011

Meanwhile, Back In Texas ....

While the world’s eyes have been on tragic crimes in Tucson, justice was served in Texas. Judge Pat Priest sentenced former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to three years in prison for conspiracy to money-launder and ten years probation for criminal money laundering. A jury in the Lone Star State  found the disgraced GOP leader guilty of the two charges in November. Mr. DeLay had disguised illegal corporate campaign contributions to Texas state Republicans by running the money through a Republican PAC.

Mr. DeLay is free on bond awaiting appeal He’ll probably try to dance his way out of the convictions, but his experience with that was pretty painful, too.

 

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