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Sports marketing firm bribed soccer officials to wrench South American tournament rights from competitor, US witness testifies

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 23 Jan 2023 23:39
  • 24 Jan 2023 00:01
Over meetings held on the sidelines of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, a Uruguayan sports marketing firm hatched its plan to wrench the broadcasting rights of a South American regional tournament away from a competitor, according to testimony given today at a US corruption trial.
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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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