Sports
1st May 2020
Fifa is preparing to press the authorities in Switzerland to prosecute Sepp Blatter for alleged corruption, after the Swiss attorney general dropped part of its investigation despite police reports listing years of apparent gifts and payments provided to the then vice-president, Jack Warner, in return for votes for Blatter… Read More
1st May 2020
Cricket has been almost entirely shut down globally due to the coronavirus pandemic but unwanted scandals continue to taint the sport. Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been banned from all levels of cricket for three years after being found guilty of breaking his country’s anti-corruption codes. The 29-year-old, a talented… Read More
28th April 2020
A corruption case involving a payment connected to Germany’s bid for the 2006 World Cup is set to be dropped because too much time has passed since the alleged offence. The Swiss federal criminal court is expected to confirm today that charges against four former football officials will be dropped… Read More
28th April 2020
Since targeting Venezuelan corruption in 2017, South Florida federal authorities have seized $450 million in bank accounts — luxury properties, show horses, high-end watches and a super-yacht — that belonged to more than a dozen government officials and business people in Venezuela, all charged with laundering billions of dollars into… Read More
21st April 2020
Three companies established by the Latvian Football Federation, as well as the organization itself, have been deemed suspects in the criminal process initiated by the State Revenue Service’s Tax and Customs Police, TV3 reported April 18, according to the LETA newswire. The three companies are Latvijas Futbola Agentura, Latvija Futbola… Read More
14th April 2020
The disgraced Fifa executive Jack Warner visited Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin less than a week before an alleged multimillion-dollar bribery scheme was initiated by Russia to buy his vote in the competition to host the 2018 World Cup. The Trinidad and Tobago official is alleged to have been paid… Read More
13th April 2020
Days after the U.S. Department of Justice unveiled more details in a case that has shined a light on decades-long corruption at the heart of soccer, the Swiss authorities have confirmed that they plan to drop one of two cases against Sepp Blatter, a former president of FIFA, the… Read More
9th April 2020
Alerts for suspicious betting patterns in tennis increased during the first quarter of 2020 as corruptors targeted lower level tours as the sport headed towards a shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Wednesday. The tennis season was halted in early March due to… Read More
7th April 2020
AP — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and… Read More
3rd April 2020
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has labeled the United States’ steps against money laundering and terror financing with digital currencies as “largely compliant.” In a report published on Tuesday, the intergovernmental evaluated the country’s measures for anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terror financing (CTF) in areas across the digital… Read More