Ex-FIFA Officials Can't Dodge Bribery Case, Judge Says

Law360, New York (February 21, 2017, 4:18 PM EST) -- The Brooklyn federal judge overseeing the government’s wide-ranging FIFA corruption case on Friday refused to throw out charges against a pair of South American soccer officials, rebuffing an extraterritorial jurisdictional challenge, but ordered prosecutors to turn over more information on allegedly tainted deals for soccer contracts.

Juan Angel Napout, a former FIFA vice president, and Jose Maria Marin, the former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, had filed separate dismissal motions as well as a bid for a bill of particulars, ahead of a planned November...
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