Execs 'Abused The System,' Jury Told As FIFA Trial Kicks Off

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 9:52 PM EST) -- Three former South American soccer officials “abused the system” of international soccer to “line their own pockets with money that should have been spent to benefit the game,” a prosecutor told jurors in New York federal court Monday as the first trial in the U.S. government’s FIFA corruption probe kicked off in earnest.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Keith D. Edelman said that from all appearances, a May 2014 meeting in Miami, Florida, of several North and South American soccer officials celebrating the deal to hold the Copa...
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