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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:18 PM

Former president of Honduras admits taking bribes in FIFA scandal

Source: Associated Press

Former president of Honduras admits taking bribes in FIFA scandal

Rafael Callejas has admitted to accepting bribes in federal court in Brooklyn.

By: The Associated Press, Published on Mon Mar 28 2016


NEW YORK—A former president of Honduras pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges on Monday and admitted to taking bribes in the wide-ranging FIFA soccer scandal over lucrative broadcast rights.

Rafael Callejas, a member of FIFA’s television and marketing committee, entered the plea to racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy in federal court in Brooklyn. Each charge includes a maximum of 20 years in prison; he also agreed to forfeit $650,000 (U.S.).

He told the judge that he had accepted bribes and distributed some of the money to others. He said he knew it was wrong.

Callejas, who was president of Honduras from 1990 to 1994, will be sentenced Aug. 5.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com/sports/2016/03/28/former-president-of-honduras-admits-taking-bribes-in-fifa-scandal.html



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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:42 PM

1. the first real neolib--he started un-reforming the Aguán too

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Wed Mar 30, 2016, 02:08 PM

2. He can always flee to Argentina, where FIFA bribesters are now welcome.

Anxious to bolster his reputation as a law-and-order man, President Macri named Eugenio Burzaco as Secretary of Security. Secretary Burzaco is the younger brother of Alejandro Burzaco, who was arrested in Italy last year at the request of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for having bribed FIFA officials millions to secure broadcast rights for this year's World Cup.

Burzaco's broadcaster, TyC, is co-owned by the Clarín Media Group, whose favorable coverage of Macri proved decisive in his narrow win last November.

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