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The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« on: May 27, 2015, 12:02:32 am »
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/sports/soccer/fifa-officials-face-corruption-charges-in-us.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

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The charges allege widespread corruption in FIFA over the past two decades, involving bids for World Cups as well as marketing and broadcast deals, according to three law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of the case. The charges include wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering, and officials said they targeted members of FIFA’s powerful executive committee, which wields enormous power and does its business largely in secret.

Prosecutors planned to unseal an indictment against more than 10 officials, not all of whom are in Zurich, law enforcement officials said. Among them are Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands, a vice president of the executive committee; Eugenio Figueredo of Uruguay, who is also an executive committee vice president and until recently was the president of South America’s soccer association; and Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago, a former member of the executive committee who has been accused of numerous ethical violations.

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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015, 04:34:18 am »
Swiss banks are selling out their own people and cooperating with the DOJ on this. RICO cases get a 93 percent conviction rate. These pepple are super fvcked. Will make the election on Friday alot more interesting.

I both 18 and 22 WCs are up for reassignment before Flag Day as an effort to mitigate disaster.
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 09:48:02 am »
10 mildo in bribes.  Can't wait to hear jims takes on this.    referee1
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 10:49:43 am »
i thought FIFA was just a video game  ???
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015, 11:39:17 am »
futbol  :monkey2  :lol
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 11:40:12 am »
The U.S. and England may want to think about getting their stadiums spruced up...
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2015, 11:47:52 am »
This sport is a primitive illegitimate joke until they get a clock that stops on dead balls - you know, like EVERY OTHER SPORT IN THE WORLD that uses a clock - and put the clock up on a scoreboard for all to see, instead of there just being one guy on the field who knows how much time is left and gets to decide arbitrarily when the game is over.
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2015, 12:29:07 pm »
ESPN is saying the Russia and Qatar WC's won't be reassigned  ???
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2015, 01:07:03 pm »
Fifa Issued a red card in the world cup of fraud /s IRS    :police:
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2015, 01:45:10 pm »
ESPN is saying the Russia and Qatar WC's won't be reassigned  ???

Not based on the US DoJ investigation.  The Swiss are running a concurrent one looking into those bids specifically.
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2015, 06:03:07 am »
This sport is a primitive illegitimate joke until they get a clock that stops on dead balls - you know, like EVERY OTHER SPORT IN THE WORLD that uses a clock - and put the clock up on a scoreboard for all to see, instead of there just being one guy on the field who knows how much time is left and gets to decide arbitrarily when the game is over.

 :lol Or the game could end in under 2 hours and the rest of us can get on with our lives. I'd explain it, but... well.... it's you. So, nah.
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Re: The hammer is coming down on FIFA
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2015, 06:03:47 am »
By the way, the thought of Jack Warner in a prison cell warms my heart. That guy is one of the most crooked people on this planet. Absolute disgrace of a human.
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