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Corruption

British banks linked to corrupt FIFA transactions
British banks have allegedly been party to corrupt transactions worth millions of dollars linked to FIFA, according to legal papers from the US Department of Justice (DoJ).

29.05.2015 08:06

Swiss police confirm bomb threat received at FIFA congress in Zurich - local media reports
A bomb threat was received at the FIFA congress in Zurich on Friday, prompting authorities to search the meeting venue. No evacuations were carried out, and the congress later resumed. It comes as the organization holds its presidential election.

29.05.2015 11:03

Law enforcer accuses foreign offshore havens of encouraging Russian corruption
The official spokesman of Russia’s Investigative Committee has blamed foreign governments for deliberately provoking corruption in Russia, to attract more criminal capital into offshores registered in their countries.

28.05.2015 13:39

'Chocolate diet' study was deliberate hoax, exposed shoddy journalism - author
A sensational study about the impact of chocolate on weight loss, published by a medical journal and reported in half a dozen languages across over 20 countries, was a deliberate plot to expose bad science in diet studies, its author said.

28.05.2015 19:19

FIFA’s corruption scandal: Behind the scenes
The FIFA presidential vote on May 29 was likely to have been a foregone conclusion, seeing Sepp Blatter win a fifth term. However, following the arrests of FIFA delegates instigated by the US, both the vote and Blatter’s position could be in doubt.

28.05.2015 13:34

‘US on mission to clean up FIFA’
Since the US failed in its bid to host the 2022 World Cup, it’s been on a mission to clean up footballs’ governing body. This is what is partly behind the recent FIFA scandal, Paul Nicholson, editor of insideworldfootball.com, told RT’s In the Now.

28.05.2015 13:17

​FIFA arrests: Cameron calls for Blatter resignation
Prime Minister David Cameron has called for Sepp Blatter’s resignation following the arrest of seven FIFA officials, including two vice-presidents, on allegations of corruption.

28.05.2015 09:09

Putin: FIFA-linked arrests are US attempt to thwart Blatter re-election
The FIFA-linked arrests on the eve of the re-election of the organization’s chief are an obvious attempt to thwart Sepp Blatter’s re-appointment, Vladimir Putin said, answering journalists’ questions. He added it’s another example of US meddling abroad.

28.05.2015 09:12

Red card! Swiss justice office freezes implicated FIFA officials’ bank accounts
The Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has frozen the bank accounts of FIFA officials arrested earlier on Wednesday in Zurich on corruption charges.

27.05.2015 14:44

FIFA head caught in ‘firing line’ of US neocons (OP-ED)
As the US levels charges against seven members of football’s world governing body, and one particularly hawkish US politician is calling for the FIFA head to be ousted, RT interviews observers for their views of the incident.

27.05.2015 14:16

‘We are the damaged party': FIFA vows to go on with World Cup plans despite scandal
Following arrests of its seven officials in Sweden, FIFA assured at a press conference that the 2018 and 2022 WC games will still be held in Russia and Qatar. Calling itself “the damaged party”, the federation said it fully cooperates with the probe.

27.05.2015 12:11

FIFA convenes for election session amidst corruption scandal
FIFA is convening to elect a president, choosing between Sepp Blatter and Jordanian Prince Ali bin al-Hussein. If Blatter, currently under pressure over a massive corruption scandal, wins the vote, it will be his fifth term.

27.05.2015 10:43