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US witness in soccer corruption trial didn't disclose bribery to DirectTV, which invested in his company

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 26 Jan 2023 00:41
  • 26 Jan 2023 00:57
An Argentine sports marketing executive acknowledged during cross-examination today in a US corruption trial that for years he had not disclosed to DirectTV, an investor in his company, that he was bribing South American soccer officials in exchange for the broadcasting rights to regional tournaments.
Alejandro Burzaco, chief executive of

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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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