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Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: Miami company described in U.S. soccer case as agreeing to pay bribe

By Mica Rosenberg and David Ingram

(Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed to pay a bribe in a global soccer corruption scandal, sources told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jul 10, 2015

Miami company described in U.S. soccer case as agreeing to pay bribe-sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish
media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports
marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed
to pay a bribe in a global soccer corruption scandal, sources
told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US,
according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on
condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the
Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: Miami company described in U.S. soccer case as agreeing to pay bribe – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed to pay a bribe in a global soccer corruption scandal, sources told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: Miami company described in U.S. football case as agreeing to pay bribe – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed to pay a bribe in a global football corruption scandal, sources told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jun 30, 2015

Blatter decides not to attend women’s World Cup final in Canada

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sepp Blatter, president of the world football governing body FIFA that is embroiled in corruption investigations, will not travel to Canada for Sunday’s final of the women’s World Cup for personal reasons, his U.S.-based lawyer said on Tuesday.

Reuters was unable to determine the specific reasons why Blatter, a Swiss national, had decided not to attend the final in Vancouver. Some lawyers with experience in international criminal cases said that Blatter would be ill-advised to travel after an indictment announced on May 27 by U.S. prosecutors against nine current and former FIFA officials and five sports marketing businessmen.

Jun 30, 2015

Exclusive: FIFA’s Blatter will not attend women’s World Cup final – lawyer

NEW YORK (Reuters) – FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women’s World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons, a U.S.-based lawyer for Blatter said on Tuesday.

Senior executives of Zurich-based FIFA were charged with corruption on May 27 by prosecutors in the United States over bids for major soccer tournaments dating back 24 years and involving up to $150 million in purported bribes.

Jun 30, 2015

FIFA’s Blatter will not attend women’s World Cup final -lawyer

NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) – FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Canada for the final of the women’s World Cup on July 5 for personal reasons, a U.S.-based lawyer for Blatter said on Tuesday.

Senior executives of Zurich-based FIFA were charged with corruption on May 27 by prosecutors in the United States over bids for major soccer tournaments dating back 24 years and involving up to $150 million in purported bribes.

Jun 25, 2015

Lawyer for indicted Costa Rican football official says U.S. case absurd

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lawyer for a Costa Rican football official arrested in Switzerland last month on corruption charges, said there is no evidence his client took bribes or participated in a criminal enterprise, and called the prosecution “a legal absurdity.”

Eduardo Li, who served as the president of the Costa Rican football federation, is being detained in Switzerland along with six other football officials as part of a sweeping U.S. indictment alleging bribery, money laundering and wire fraud involving more than $150 million (£96 milliom).

Jun 25, 2015

Lawyer for indicted Costa Rican soccer official says U.S. case absurd

NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) – A lawyer for a Costa Rican soccer official arrested in Switzerland last month on corruption charges, said there is no evidence his client took bribes or participated in a criminal enterprise, and called the prosecution “a legal absurdity.”

Eduardo Li, who served as the president of the Costa Rican soccer federation, is being detained in Switzerland along with six other soccer officials as part of a sweeping U.S. indictment alleging bribery, money laundering and wire fraud involving more than $150 million.

Jun 24, 2015

Analysis – Long arm of U.S. law may struggle to reach all FIFA defendants

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – (The initial publication of this story on June 4, 2015 included a photograph of a person who was misidentified as Mariano Jinkis. This correction removes the image of the misidentified individual and replaces it with an image of Mariano Jinkis.)

U.S. prosecutors may find it difficult to get a number of the people they have charged in the FIFA bribery scandal to face the music. Several cannot be found, and the authorities in some countries may not agree to extradition requests.