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Is the FIFA brand toxic?

Tom Fox | December 15, 2017

The FIFA corruption saga is the story that seems to never end. The corruption trial in New York City has ended, and the allegations of racketeering, money laundering, and wire fraud are now in the hands of the jury. The governing body of world soccer certainly did not come out of this trial looking like much past one massive mechanism for the payment of monies, gifts, and gratuities to those in control from the top down.

Reports noted this trial focused on three key players from the South American soccer scene; Juan Ángel Napout, the former top soccer official of South America who is accused of accepting $10.5 million in bribes since 2010; Manuel Burga, the former top soccer official of Peru, accused of soliciting $4.4 million; and José Maria Marin, the former top soccer official of Brazil, accused of accepting $6.55 million.” The testimony was so devastating that even the lawyer for Napout...

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