Sports Media Cos. Fined $1M, Will Close Over FIFA Corruption

Law360, New York (March 18, 2019, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Monday ordered Traffic Sports International Inc. and its U.S. affiliate to pay $1 million in fines for their roles in the FIFA corruption scandal as part of a deal that will shutter the sports marketing companies.

At a morning sentencing hearing in Brooklyn, U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen accepted the so-called "c1c" pleas — which bind federal judges to a predetermined sentence worked out between the parties — from the Traffic Sports companies.

The deal encompasses a previous plea agreement with the late sports media businessman and Traffic Sports founder Jose Hawilla, under which he...

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