Sports
21st May 2021
AP — The president of the International Volleyball Federation is being investigated in his native Brazil as part of a wider fraud probe launched on Thursday. Rio de Janeiro police and state prosecutors said in a statement that Ary Graça, who has headed FIVB since 2012, and… Read More
6th May 2021
FIFA boss Gianni Infantino won his bid to have a specially appointed prosecutor removed from an investigation into undocumented meetings Infantino held with former Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber. Stefan Keller’s comments in press releases in 2020 and 2021 “were not presented in an objective manner,”… Read More
2nd May 2021
The Malta Football Association Executive Committee has approved reforms on good governance both at the association as well as club level, president Bjorn Vassallo told a news conference pm Thursday. Vassallo said that good governance has been at the forefront of his electoral mandate and also ranks high on the… Read More
18th April 2021
Phoenix Thoroughbreds, one of the biggest investors in Australian race horses, has had its prize money frozen in NSW and Victoria following allegations in a US court its founder was involved in money laundering. Racing NSW chairman of stewards Marc Van Gestel said the prize money would be set aside… Read More
16th April 2021
BNF Bank has distanced itself from a former manager who faces money laundering charges. Albert Buttigieg has been charged in court together with and ex-footballer Darren Debono’s step-daughter Florinda Sultana, who fronted companies that manage two fish restaurants allegedly involved in laundering money linked to oil… Read More
1st April 2021
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has addressed the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group on the last day of its video conference summit. Invited to speak on the fight against corruption in sport, President Infantino shared the lessons that the new FIFA has learned through its post-2016 reforms, as well as from the… Read More
1st April 2021
Julius Baer can resume large acquisitions after markets watchdog FINMA lifted a ban levied against the Swiss private bank last year for failings in combating money laundering involving cash linked to world soccer body FIFA and Venezuela’s oil company. In February 2020, FINMA cited scores of failings at Switzerland’s third-largest… Read More
29th March 2021
Racehorse owner Damion Flower has pleaded guilty to two charges for his role in a syndicate smuggling commercial quantities of cocaine through Sydney Airport. Flower, the 48-year-old part owner of champion stallion Snitzel, was arrested in May 2019 along with Qantas baggage handler To’or’o “John” Mafiti for importing cocaine from… Read More
1st March 2021
The world governing body for football, FIFA, says it has run out of time to prosecute Franz Beckenbauer and two others for allegedly paying bribes in the build up to the 2006 World Cup.  FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber, which judges ethical breaches, ruled on Friday that too much time had… Read More
28th February 2021
Pudding Daintytot is a pink cat, with hearts sprinkled over its chest, a rainbow cresting behind it, draconic horns, wings and a tail. “Born” in January 2019, Pudding is a “cryptokitty”: an example of what is known as a “non-fungible token”, the latest cryptocurrency craze –… Read More