FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer admits he and other committee members accepted bribes for 1998 and 2010 World Cups

FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer has admitted taking bribes to vote for both the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.

The American also pleaded guilty to tax evasion and accepting bribes and kickbacks connected to five Gold Cups — the North and Central American confederation’s flagship tournament.

This damning admission of criminal activity on FIFA’s executive was contained in Blazer’s plea-bargain testimony given to the FBI in November 2013 but made public for the first time on Wednesday night.

  • The Butterfly
  • just a thought

    I don’t know enough about the case to know if this is a real concern, but I do hope that the others were really as guilty as Blazer claimed, and he’s not just accusing them to get off with a lighter sentence (it’s happened before). Remember, John Kerry admitted to torturing Vietnamese, and accused the American military of doing the same. While I believe it about him, I don’t about the vast majority of American soldiers. I didn’t go to Nam, but I served during the last stages, and I don’t know but a very very few scumbags who might have done that.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      In Vietnam, I was assigned to Special Forces headquarters. Contrary to popular mythology, their mission was not to kill in cold blood, but to train Vietnamese to defend their villages against the communist enemy and gather intelligence on patrols deep into the wilderness.