Fox Sports al­legedly in­volved in bribes

The Columbus Dispatch - - Sports Report College Basketball Soccer Tennis Mlb -

Fox Sports part­nered with a South Amer­i­can mar­ket­ing firm to make mil­lions of dol­lars in bribes to high-rank­ing soc­cer of­fi­cials in ex­change for lu­cra­tive broad­cast­ing rights to ma­jor tournaments, the mar­ket­ing com­pany’s for­mer CEO tes­ti­fied Tues­day at a U.S. cor­rup­tion trial.

Ale­jan­dro Burzaco, for­mer CEO of the firm based in Ar­gentina, tes­ti­fied that Fox and other broad­cast­ers were in­volved in a scheme to pay bribes — con­cealed us­ing off­shore side en­ti­ties and sham con­tracts — that se­cured rights for the Copa Amer­ica and other events.

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