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NYT: jury in new York began the trial of the, FIFA

Former President of the Brazilian football Confederation Jose Maria Marin

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NEW YORK, December 15. /TASS/. The Grand jury began considering charges of corruption three former functionaries of the International football Federation (FIFA). As reported by the newspaper The New York Times, against the former Vice-President of FIFA Juan angel Napout from Paraguay accused of receiving bribes in the amount of $10.5 million, the former President of Peru’s football Federation, Manuel Burga accused of taking $4.4 million, and Jose Maria Marin, former President of the Brazilian Confederation of football in bribes in the amount of $6.55 million

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“You have submitted a lot of documents, many of them are very complex content, – said, turning to the jury, assistant attorney, Samuel Nitze. – There are complicated cases, but not in this case.” He urged the jury to accept the defendants guilty on all counts.

“These sports officials are obliged to act honestly and fairly, said, addressing the jury, Prosecutor Kristin Mace. – However, they did not act that way.” According to her, the reason why the case of three South American functionaries considered in a new York court, not in Switzerland, where the headquarters of FIFA is that they regularly transferred money through new York banks, also flew through new York airports.

The largest in the history of the FIFA scandal erupted on may 27, 2015, when in Zurich, was arrested high-ranking officials of the organization, including the former development Director of FIFA, a former President of the football Federation of Nicaragua Julio Rocha, Vice-President of FIFA, Eugenio Figueredo, Executive Committee member Eduardo Li, the former President of the Brazilian football Confederation Jose Maria Marin, the President of the football Federation of Venezuela Rafael Esquivel.

All charges were then brought against 14 former and current football officials. According to the American Ministry of justice for 24 years, the suspects received bribes worth about $150 million Second wave of arrests began in Zurich on December 3, when he was taken into custody eks-the President of Confederation of football of North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), former Vice-President of FIFA Alfredo Hawit, and also the head of the South American football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and Vice-President of FIFA, Juan angel, Napout from Paraguay. Only in the case of corruption in FIFA are 42.

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