Plea Talks Underway in FIFA Bribery Case as U.S. Trial Date Set

From Reuters

Several defendants charged in a wide-ranging corruption case involving soccer's global governing body FIFA are in talks with U.S. officials about possibly pleading guilty, a U.S. prosecutor said on Monday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Evan Norris spoke at a hearing in Brooklyn federal court after U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen set a Nov. 6, 2017, trial date for seven former soccer officials and one former marketing executive.

"We are in ongoing plea discussions with several of these defendants," Norris said.

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