Soccer Federation Sues Ex-Officials For Bribes, Kickbacks

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 2:43 PM EDT) -- The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football has launched a lawsuit in New York federal court against a pair of former executives caught up in the FIFA corruption scandal, saying the men used their positions of power to accept numerous bribes and kickbacks and spent the soccer governing body’s funds on personal expenses.

CONCACAF’s April 17 complaint against former federation President Austin “Jack” Warner and former FIFA official and CONCACAF General Secretary Charles “Chuck” Blazer made similar allegations as a massive racketeering case against top-level international soccer executives unsealed in May 2015. Blazer reached a plea agreement in...

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