Soccer Trial Starts In Brooklyn Courtroom Against Three South American Defendants
Nearly two and a half years after the US investigation of soccer corruption became public, the case finally reached trial in a Brooklyn federal court. The trial’s verdict will likely serve as a referendum on the Department of Justice’s decision to take on the world’s most popular sport and in particular FIFA, the Swiss-based organization that oversees global soccer
First Defendant In FIFA Case Gets 8 Months
Former Guatemalan soccer official Hector Trujillo confessed to taking hundreds of thousands in bribes. His sentence, which includes $415,000 in restitution, comes just weeks before the closely watched trial in a corruption case that has rocked the soccer world.