IRS Agent Says Offshore Cos. Ferried Soccer Bribes

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 5:20 PM EST) -- A key IRS agent whose 2011 tax investigation led to the government's corruption probe of dozens of FIFA officials and soccer marketing executives testified at trial Thursday that the executives used offshore intermediary companies with U.S. bank accounts to funnel illicit payments to soccer federations and officials.

IRS agent Steven Berryman, who worked with FBI agents in the government's investigation of soccer officials around the world, described the labyrinthine process through which sports marketing businesses including Brazil-based Traffic Sports International Inc. and Argentina-based Full Play Group...
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