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FIFA and more red flags

Tom Fox | April 16, 2018

The FIFA scandal continues to roll down the road. The organization just cannot seem to move past the endemic corruption baked into its system. The most recent casualty was David Chung, who resigned as the president of the Oceania Football Confederation. This time, the allegations were not that he had sold his vote for the location of a past or upcoming World Cup, but that he had profited from monies sent by FIFA to the regional soccer federations.

In the case of the Oceania Football Confederation (the smallest of FIFA’s six continental confederations), it was sent $10 million to construct stadiums and training facilities in its member nations. Allegations were raised in an audit that Chung and a colleague gave no-bid contracts to construct facilities in New Zealand. The entities awarded the project were allegedly either related to or controlled by Chung and associations. Moreover (and perhaps most damning red flag from a corruption perspective), these entities had no...

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