Feds Want $1M Fine For Media Co. In Soccer Scandal To Stick

By Jack Newsham (March 15, 2019, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Brooklyn federal prosecutors asked a judge on Thursday to stick to their agreement with the media and marketing firm Traffic Sports and impose fines totaling $1 million at sentencing on Monday for the role the firm played in the worldwide soccer corruption case.

Traffic Sports USA Inc. and Traffic Sports International Inc., which were run by the late sports media businessman Jose Hawilla, pled guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in 2015 for arranging bribes in exchange for media rights for a soccer tournament. The companies in a March 11 sentencing submission pointed out that Traffic Sports fielded the U.S. Justice Department's...

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