FIFA soccer corruption trial kicks off in New York

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Instead of investing in stadiums and soccer leagues for women and youth, corrupt FIFA officials lined their pockets with money that could have helped expand the sport across the globe, a Brooklyn prosecutor said Tuesday. A long-running corruption probe surrounding FIFA, the world governing body for soccer, has culminated in a trial that got underway in Brooklyn Federal Court, where TV network executives and a sports marketing company face bribery charges. In an opening statement, prosecutors said two former 21st Century Fox executives, Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez, teamed up wit…

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