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Who's who in US Fifa corruption probe

AFP · 27 May 2015, 18:04

Published: 27 May 2015 18:04 GMT+02:00

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   - JEFFREY WEBB (From Cayman Islands, aged 50): Current Fifa vice-president and executive committee member, Concacaf president, Caribbean Football Union (CFU) executive committee member and Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) president. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday. Banker by trade.

   - EDUARDO LI (Costa Rica, 56): Current Fifa executive committee member-elect, Concacaf executive committee member and Costa Rican soccer federation (FEDEFUT) president. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

   - JULIO ROCHA (Nicaragua, 64): Current Fifa development officer. Former Central American Football Union (UNCAF) president and Nicaraguan soccer federation (FENIFUT) president. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

   - COSTAS TAKKAS (Britain, 58): Current attaché to the Concacaf president. Former CIFA general secretary. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

   - JACK WARNER (Trinidad and Tobago, 72): Former Fifa vice-president and executive committee member, CONCACAF president, CFU president and Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) special adviser.

   - EUGENIO FIGUEREDO (US, Uruguay, 83): Current Fifa vice-president and executive committee member. Former CONMEBOL president and Uruguayan soccer federation (AUF) president. A former player and manager. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

   - RAFAEL ESQUIVEL (Venezuela, 68): Current CONMEBOL executive committee member and Venezuelan soccer federation (FVF) president. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

   - JOSE MARIA MARIN (Brazil, 83): Current member of the Fifa organizing committee for the Olympic football tournaments. Former CBF president. Arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.

   - NICOLAS LEOZ (Paraguay, 86): Former Fifa executive committee member and CONMEBOL president.

   - ALEJANDRO BURZACO (Argentina, 50): Controlling principal of Torneos y Competencias S.A., a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.

   - AARON DAVIDSON (US, 44): President of Traffic Sports USA Inc. (Traffic USA).

   - HUGO JINKIS (Argentina, 70) & MARIANO JINKIS (Argentina, 40): Controlling principals of Full Play Group S.A., a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.

   - JOSE MARGULIES (Brazil, 75, also known as Jose Lazaro): Controlling principal of Valente Corp. and Somerton Ltd.

   The following have pleaded guilty:

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   - DARYLL WARNER (US, Trinidad and Tobago, 40): Son of defendant Jack Warner and a former Fifa development officer, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a two-count information charging him with wire fraud and the structuring of financial transactions.

   - DARYAN WARNER (Trinidad and Tobago; Grenada, 46): Waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a three-count information charging him with wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and the structuring of financial transactions. Forfeited over $1.1 million around the time of his plea.

   - CHARLES BLAZER (US, 70): Former Concacaf general secretary and a former Fifa executive committee member waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a ten-count information charging him with racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, income tax evasion and failure to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). Forfeited over $1.9 million at the time of his plea.

   - JOSE HAWILLA (Brazil, 71): owner and founder of the Traffic Group, the Brazilian sports marketing conglomerate, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to a four-count information charging him with racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Agreed to forfeit over $151 million, $25 million of which was paid at the time
of his plea.

   Source: US Department of Justice

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