After the Justice Department classified them as victims of corruption scandals that defeated most of their senior leaders in 2015, FIFA, the world’s football governing body, and two other organizations in the Americas came from the U.S. government. You will receive approximately $ 200 million in compensation.
According to the Justice Department, repayments begin with the first payment of confiscated funds of $ 32.3 million, but the prosecution has approved a plan that could allow football organizations to receive $ 201 million.
The payments stem from a 2015 probe against sports-marketing executives and officials from the Federation International Football Association, which expanded into a global inquiry. The department announced on Tuesday it has granted the organizations a joint petition for remission and approved an initial disbursement of $32.3 million in forfeited funds. U.S. prosecutors have agreed to eventually pay the victims more than $201 million.
The money, from assets forfeited by defendants, will be distributed “through the remission process to victims of crimes, including to the soccer organizations that employed and were defrauded by the corrupt soccer executives,” the Justice Department said in a statement.
Repayments will be sent to FIFA, the governing body of the sport. CONCACAF, an organization that oversees football in North and Central America and the Caribbean. And CONMEBOL, which governs South American sports. The former leaders of these organizations, as well as the leaders of the National Football Federation of the Americas, were involved in the scandal in colorful details. Since 2015, more than 50 people and businesses have been charged in this case, with dozens pleading guilty.
According to a statement on Tuesday, the Justice Department decision suggested a way to regain confidence in FIFA operations, even if the money was tied up
FIFA and Regional Union lawyers fought further to control the perceptions of prosecutors and the general public, trying to keep the organization away from accused criminals. Cooperate with the authorities. And it solidifies the position of the sports organization as a victim of helplessness against top leader scams.
Still, for years, key figures have not yet been convicted and sentenced, and some former civil servants are still predominant. For one, Marco Polo Del Nero, the former president of the Brazilian Football Federation, appears to be in charge of the federation operations, even though FIFA has banned organized football work for the rest of his life. Recently recorded.