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US reveals sham contracts allegedly used to bribe soccer officials; cooperator alleges tens of millions in illicit payments

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 19 Jan 2023 00:25
  • 19 Jan 2023 01:05
Federal prosecutors today showed a US jury the contracts allegedly used to pay bribes to South American soccer officials in exchange for the lucrative broadcasting rights to major regional tournaments.

The documents were part of evidence introduced at the trial of Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez, both former Fox broadcasting executives, and Full

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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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