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Entries in Fifa (50)

Tuesday
Sep042018

IBA Event: Corruption and Human Rights Abuses -- FIFA and the World Cup (September 18)

What have we learned from the FIFA corruption/RICO cases? What do we now know about how Russia and Qatar managed to secure the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups? 

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Wednesday
Jun272018

Alexandra Wrage: The World Cup and FIFA’s many teachable moments

If your offices, like ours, are currently filled with colorful jerseys and employees furtively checking scores on their phones, you know that soccer (or football or futball) has the attention of much of the world right now.

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Monday
Jun252018

Compliance pros are rock stars, yes they are

Only yesterday they were pimply FCPA nerds. But a strange thing happened. They morphed into the cool kids.

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Thursday
Jun142018

Andy Spalding: Will FIFA now follow the IOC’s lead?

The 2026 FIFA World Cup vote already reflects the significant steps FIFA has taken to reduce corruption. Will it now follow the International Olympic Committee example and take the next step?

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Thursday
Feb012018

New investigations announced in mega-sport corruption

The New York Times reports that U.S. prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas in what appears to be an expansive investigation of corruption in international soccer, track and field, and the Olympic Games.

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Friday
Jun162017

Swiss banker helped launder $25 million FIFA bribes

A former managing director of Julius Baer pleaded guilty Thursday to a money laundering conspiracy in the DOJ's prosecution of corruption in soccer's international governing body.

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Wednesday
Mar152017

Avoiding scandal damage: A due diligence plan for corporate sports sponsors

In recent years, the global sports audience has witnessed many corruption scandals. Such scandals can significantly impact the reputation of the brands sponsoring athletes and the competitions organized by sports institutions.

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Wednesday
Feb012017

Laura Tulchin: To clean up big-time sports events, start with monitors

The former governor of Rio State, Sergio Cabral, was arrested in November on corruption charges. He was accused of taking bribes from construction companies. One of the contracts under investigation involved the renovation of the Maracana stadium ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

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Wednesday
Dec142016

Argentina firm pays $112 million to resolve FIFA bribe charges

A South American sports marketing company admitted Tuesday that it paid millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks to FIFA officials to win broadcast rights for the 2018, 2022, 2026, and 2030 FIFA World Cups.

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Monday
Nov212016

Scott Moritz: A detailed marketing plan can save your compliance program

Companies that make and sell consumer products -- toothpaste, smart phones, cars, movies, food, medicines, golf clubs, cosmetics, whiskey, shoes, jewelry, and so on -- spend billions of dollars promoting their goods.

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Friday
Oct212016

Miami marketing exec admits paying $14 million in FIFA bribe case

A Miami man pleaded guilty Thursday to bribing FIFA and North American and Caribbean soccer officials to win media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments.

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Wednesday
Oct192016

Costa Rica soccer chief pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case

The former president of the Costa Rican soccer federation and a member-elect of the FIFA executive committee pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.

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