11/11/2016 5:30:52 PM
After a period of silence, the FIFA corruption FIFA Coins case renewed waves. Rafael Esquivel, the former president of the Football Association of Venezuela, pleaded guilty last week as one of the seven senior FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland last year, as US lawmakers probe deeper into the country.
According to BBC reports, Esquiere in the United States federal court in Brooklyn, admitting that he had used to sell FIFA related market development rights to the buyer to receive bribes, and accept the alleged fraud and money laundering charges. To this end, Esquiere will be handed over 16 million dollars in stolen money, and face 20 years in prison. Thus, in the United States under the jurisdiction of the judiciary investigation, there are 19 people involved and two companies admitted to FIFA corruption case.
Local time in the morning of May 27, 2015, the Swiss police "raid" of the Barrak hotel in Zurich, including the FIFA Executive Committee Vice President, North American and Caribbean Football Association President Jeffrey Weber, FIFA Deputy FIFA officials, including former President of FIFA, Jose Miguel Federico and former FIFA executive, former president of the Association of Football of North America and Caribbean Caribbean, Jack Werner, were arrested.
The US Department of Justice announced that it would launch 47 counts of bribery, money laundering, and conspiracy to defraud charges against 14 people, seven of whom were FIFA officials (five of whom were executive members and two had been vice chairmen ). As a result of a number of allegations of corruption, officials involved will be extradited to the United States for trial. Law enforcement officers in the arrest of FIFA officials in Switzerland, but also in the North American and Caribbean Football Association's Florida headquarters conducted a search, part of the company bosses, executives were also involved in the case.
Last September, the Swiss side accepted the United States extradition of former Venezuelan Football Association President Esquivier's request, he has also been arrested seven FIFA suspected corruption officials in the first three were allowed to extradite to the United States trial officials. Esquière has been accused of taking bribes from buyers by selling rights to the 2007, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2023 Americas Cup values.