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US Distributes $ 92 Million to Soccer Corruption Victims

The U.S. Department of Justice provides additional compensation of approximately $ 92 million from money confiscated by officials and affiliates convicted of government charges of corruption in football. I distributed the money.

This money is to compensate for the losses suffered by FIFA, the North American and Central American and Caribbean Football Federations, the South American governing body CONMEBOL, and various national football federations. ..

The Justice Department recognized a loss of more than $ 201 million in a case that began with an indictment in May 2015, and has since been a charity of the FIFA Foundation.

FIFA charities support school projects, help recover sports after a natural disaster, develop women's and girls' football, and use a former player as an ambassador for the FIFA Legend Program. I am developing. The money was confiscated in a federal court in Brooklyn.

More than 50 people and ventures have been prosecuted. This was primarily due to bribes, rebates and payments in the media and football event marketing rights arrangements between sports marketing companies and footballers.

Twenty-seven individuals and four business entities pleaded guilty to former CONMEBOL President Juan Hernapout and former Brazilian Football Confederation President, who were chairs of the 2014 World Cup Brazilian Organizing Committee. Jose Maria Marin has been convicted. In December 2017, the bank recognized its role in criminal activity through deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements.

"For most of the last decade, this investigation and prosecution has focused on trying fraudsters and regaining unobtainable profits," said a U.S. lawyer in eastern New York. Breonpeace states: Thursday's statement.

"Our office will continue to work with law enforcement partners and Justice Department colleagues to indemnify victims of crime."