Foot­ball - Costa Ri­can ex­foot­ball of­fi­cial pleads guilty to con­spir­acy

Malta Independent - - SPORT / CLASSIFIEDS -

A for­mer head of the Costa Ri­can foot­ball fed­er­a­tion has pleaded guilty in New York to con­spir­acy and other charges. Ed­uardo Li ad­mit­ted in yes­ter­day’s plea that he took hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars in bribes from sports mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tives and oth­ers. He’s among about 20 soc­cer of­fi­cials in­dicted on charges stem­ming from a US in­ves­ti­ga­tion of cor­rup­tion in the sport. The sprawl­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion touches on bribes and kick­backs in­volv­ing FIFA, soc­cer’s gov­ern­ing body.

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