Ex-Soccer Execs Unlikely To Owe FIFA $28M, Judge Hints

Law360, New York (November 8, 2018, 8:24 PM EST) -- A federal judge indicated in a Brooklyn courtroom Thursday that she does not believe criminal law supports forcing two convicted soccer officials to compensate FIFA for $28 million it spent investigating widespread corruption after they were arrested.

U.S. District Judge Pamela K. Chen said FIFA and two other soccer organizations at the center of a global scandal can recoup only necessary costs of aiding the prosecution of Juan Angel Napout and Jose Maria Marin, former South American soccer executives found guilty of taking bribes in exchange for marketing rights.

The judge said she'll largely base restitution on information from federal prosecutors,...

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