Panama Papers Link FIFA Ethics Member, LatAm Soccer Corruption

From InSight Crime

Newly leaked documents from a Panama-based law firm connect a member of FIFA's ethics commission to three individuals facing bribery charges over deals to secure marketing and broadcast rights for soccer events in Latin America.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung released findings on April 3 that connect the law firm of Uruguayan attorney Juan Pedro Damiani -- a member of FIFA's Independent Ethics Committee and president of the Club Atlético Peñarol in Uruguay -- to three individuals indicted by US authorities on FIFA-related corruption charges.

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