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Bribery records kept on spreadsheet stored in a locked safe, US witness testifies in soccer corruption trial

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 01 Feb 2023 23:15
  • 01 Feb 2023 23:50
Records of illicit payments to South American soccer officials were kept on an Excel spreadsheet that was saved on a thumb drive and stored in a locked safe, a government witness testified today in a soccer corruption trial.
Santiago Pena, a former employee of Uruguayan sports marketing company Full Play

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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