SportBusiness International

Analysis and insight for the global sports business

Trials begin after US football corruption probe

Trials begin after US football corruption probe

By: SportBusiness International team

14 Nov 2017
  • LinkedIn
  • Print

Lawyers representing the first men to stand trial as part of the long-running US investigation into allegations of football corruption worldwide have delivered their opening statements.

The lawyers are representing the three former football officials from Latin America at a federal court in Brooklyn, with 24 out of 42 individuals charged by US prosecutors having pleaded guilty so far.

The three men standing trial are Juan Ángel Napout, the ex-president of Conmebol, the sport’s governing body in Latin America; Manuel Burga, the former president of Peru’s national association, and José Maria Marin, the ex-president of Brazil’s national governing body.

The charges relate to allegations of bribery and kickbacks surrounding rights for football tournaments, including the Copa America and Copa Libertadores.

To read the full article you need access to SportBusiness International

Find out more
Back to top