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CONMEBOL accuses ex-presidents of money laundering

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Asuncion (AFP) – The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) on Tuesday formally accused two of its ex-presidents of money laundering, forgery and other criminal charges it lodged with Paraguayan prosecutors.

It said in a statement on its website that it was pressing charges against Nicolas Leoz and Eugenio Figueredo.

CONMEBOL accuses ex-presidents of money laundering

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Asuncion (AFP) – The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) on Tuesday formally accused two of its ex-presidents of money laundering, forgery and other criminal charges it lodged with Paraguayan prosecutors.

It said in a statement on its website that it was pressing charges against Nicolas Leoz and Eugenio Figueredo.

Briton pleads guilty in FIFA scandal

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New York (AFP) – A 60-year-old British citizen pleaded guilty in New York on Wednesday to money laundering conspiracy in connection with the sweeping corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer.

Costas Takkas, the former Cayman Islands Football Federation general secretary, has been living under house arrest in Florida after initially pleading not guilty and being released on a $1 million bond.

Briton pleads guilty in FIFA scandal

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New York (AFP) – A 60-year-old British citizen pleaded guilty in New York on Wednesday to money laundering conspiracy in connection with the sweeping corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer.

Costas Takkas, the former Cayman Islands Football Federation general secretary, has been living under house arrest in Florida after initially pleading not guilty and being released on a $1 million bond.

Football: Briton pleads guilty in FIFA scandal

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New York (AFP) – A 60-year-old British citizen pleaded guilty in New York on Wednesday to money laundering conspiracy in connection with the sweeping corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer.

Costas Takkas, the former Cayman Islands Football Federation general secretary, has been living under house arrest in Florida after initially pleading not guilty and being released on a $1 million bond.

Football: Briton pleads guilty in FIFA scandal

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New York (AFP) – A 60-year-old British citizen pleaded guilty in New York on Wednesday to money laundering conspiracy in connection with the sweeping corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer.

Costas Takkas, the former Cayman Islands Football Federation general secretary, has been living under house arrest in Florida after initially pleading not guilty and being released on a $1 million bond.

Ex-Barcelona president arrested in money laundering probe

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Barcelona (AFP) – Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was arrested on Tuesday in a money laundering operation related to image rights in the Brazilian national football team, a police spokesman told AFP.

The operation was mainly carried out in the north-eastern region of Catalonia and for the moment “there are four or five detainees, including the former president of Barca, Sandro Rosell, and his wife,” the police spokesman said.

Ex-Barcelona president arrested in money laundering probe

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Barcelona (AFP) – Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was arrested on Tuesday in a money laundering operation related to image rights in the Brazilian national football team, a police spokesman told AFP.

The operation was mainly carried out in the north-eastern region of Catalonia and for the moment “there are four or five detainees, including the former president of Barca, Sandro Rosell, and his wife,” the police spokesman said.

Pele’s son turns self in for Brazil prison sentence

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.

Edson “Edinho” Cholbi do Nascimento, who briefly played for his father’s former club Santos, had so far avoided serving time while his case underwent a lengthy appeals process.

Pele’s son turns self in for Brazil prison sentence

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Sao Paulo (AFP) – The son of football legend Pele turned himself in late Friday after being ordered by a Brazilian court to begin serving a nearly 13-year prison sentence for money laundering and drug trafficking.

Edson “Edinho” Cholbi do Nascimento, who briefly played for his father’s former club Santos, had so far avoided serving time while his case underwent a lengthy appeals process.

FIFA

FIFA agent confession threatens to drag down others in CONCACAF and CONMEBOL

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A former FIFA match agent's confession that he helped pay big bribes to soccer officials in Central America and the Caribbean promises to fan the flames of the scandal rocking the game's beleaguered world body.

Miguel Trujillo, a 65-year-old Colombian resident in the US, on Tuesday pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to four counts of money laundering, wire fraud and a falsified tax return.

FIFA agent confession threatens to drag down others in CONCACAF and CONMEBOL

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A former FIFA match agent's confession that he helped pay big bribes to soccer officials in Central America and the Caribbean promises to fan the flames of the scandal rocking the game's beleaguered world body.

Miguel Trujillo, a 65-year-old Colombian resident in the US, on Tuesday pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to four counts of money laundering, wire fraud and a falsified tax return.

FIFA arrests in Zurich, Union bits, HCI applies for state grant for new stadium, more

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Senior FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland after US Department issues indictments for racketeering, money laundering, and more. Union bits. City Islanders in US Open Cup play tonight, apply for state grant to build new stadium. More.

FIFA officials arrested, indicted

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United States Attorney General bringing wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering charges against "more than 10" FIFA officials, including Jeffrey Webb, Eugenio Figueredo, and Jack Warner.

In a stunning move, officials in Switzerland have begun an operation "to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges" reports the New York Times.

Wednesday Kickoff: Davies files lawsuit, Capello drops Rooney hint and more

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D.C. United striker Charlie Davies has reportedly filed a $20 million lawsuit against the nightclub owner and party host that continued to serve alcohol to the woman that was behind the wheel on the night of the accident that tragically killed one passenger and severely injured Davies.

Benfica

Ex-Benfica president arrested in corruption investigation

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A former president of Portuguese football giants Benfica, Manuel Damasio, was arrested and indicted Thursday for alleged influence peddling and money laundering as part of an international corruption investigation.

The 75-year-old who served as Benfica president between January 1994 and October 1997 was arrested in the morning and brought before an investigating judge who placed him in judicial custody, the Portuguese prosecutor general said in a statement.

Ex-Benfica president arrested in corruption investigation

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A former president of Portuguese football giants Benfica, Manuel Damasio, was arrested and indicted Thursday for alleged influence peddling and money laundering as part of an international corruption investigation.

The 75-year-old who served as Benfica president between January 1994 and October 1997 was arrested in the morning and brought before an investigating judge who placed him in judicial custody, the Portuguese prosecutor general said in a statement.

Arsenal

RVP, Tiny Totts, money laundering, Bendtner’s taxi, Hoeness, Kallstrom, semi-final tickets.

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Prison News, by Billy "the Dog" McGraw, our man on the inside.

If it's not a funny old game it is at least a sometimes rather droll and occasionally annoying pastime.

Robin Van Persie (a man familiar with the inside of a Dutch prison) is reported as saying that not only does he want [.

Scandals hitting football world once again

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By Walter Broeckx

Amazing things happening in the world of football these days. Of course we at Untold have been writing for years about strange things in football. Strange things in referee land. About gambling. About match fixing. About money laundering. About dodgy transfer dealings that could be connected with money laundering.

41 clubs visited by police on suspicion of tax dodging and money laundering

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By Tony Attwood

Football clubs used as a basis for money laundering, tax fraud and the like? Now where have I heard that before?

Oh yes, I know. On Untold Arsenal. We did a series on money laundering in football (in fact I've reprinted the links to some of the articles below). No one [.

Injuries and transfers. Looking forward to two cup games in four days.

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Chopping down the forest: football's ludicrous and awful situation Who is going to sue Uefa first? EC demands reform of the transfer system. The pressure is mounting. Gambling, ref fixing, money laundering, homophobia... all part of the rich mix of English football.

By Tony Attwood

It is being said that Arsenal are taking a [.

Gambling, ref fixing, money laundering, homophobia… all part of the rich mix of English football.

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By Tony Attwood

The press made a fuss, radio made a fuss, TV made a fuss. The big deal was that as all good English people know, you can't trust these foreigners. Not only do they fix matches in their own countries but they fix a game on English soil too. [Just in case [...]

Money laundering and football; some rather interesting examples

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By: Anne

This article is Part II of a 3-part series that is intended to provide information about precisely how money laundering works on a global scale. Because my personal take is that, if the criminals know how to do it, why not all of us? And the truth is that, without such parity [.

Transfer cash is directly related to money laundering: the allegations, and the court case.

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Money Laundering and Football

"Rather than simply being used as a conduit for money laundering the proceeds of other crimes, there is some sort of activity [.

When a club is bought, spends big, and then collapses… How money laundering in football works.

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Money laundering through the transfer market is slightly more complicated than the activities described in the first article.

Money laundering is not complicated, you just need a cash generating business. Football is a cash generating business.

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Money laundering is not complicated, you just need a cash generating business. Football is a cash generating business.

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Money Laundering in Football – are the crooks really running the show? Part 2 of our investigation

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Money laundering, football and the press part 2 (with added Lassana Diara)

By Anne

In our first article in this series exposing corruption in football we took a quick look at the situation at Tottenham and the minor matter of how a set of phone records got into the wrong hands before contemplating [.

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Ex-Barcelona and Spurs star Gica Popescu jailed for tax evasion and money laundering

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Former Tottenham player Gica Popescu has been jailed for three years and one month for tax evasion and money laundering related to dodgy transfer deals. More to follow.

Italian Leagues Rocked by Corruption Scandal

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Another corruption scandal has rocked Italian football as a total of 41 clubs are now subject to search by police under suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering.

Inter Milan, AC Milan, Lazio and last season's champions Juventus, are among 18 Serie A clubs to be investigated. In addition, 11 Serie B clubs and 12 more from minor leagues are due to be probed.

English Premier League

Scudamore The Psychopath

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In the old days, there was humour about the state of corruption within Italian football.

Now the tittering is about the rampant corruption in ScudamoreWorld - the Premier League Theme Park.

Serie A, Serie B, the Bundesliga, La Primera Liga (to an extent), the Dutch Eredivisie, the Champions League, the Europa Cup, the leagues in Portugal, Denmark, Sweden and even Russia have taken institutional actions that target the match-fixers.

The Blues

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Birmingham City fans reached the highs of winning their first trophy in over 40 years last season and then suffered the lows of relegation from the Premier League.

Then this summer, the manager who won them that trophy left the club in their hour of need to join their city rivals Aston Villa.

Gino Coutinho: Dutchman who makes Joey Barton look like Theo Walcott

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What with Ashley Cole's air rifle and Joey Barton's many moments of questionable conduct – the most recent being his claim to be England's best midfielder – this has been another season of woe for the reputation of Premier League footballers. But as the campaign edges to its close they can all breath a sign of relief, for it transpires that there is a player in Holland who tops the lot when it comes to accusations of bad behaviour.

Football League

Greg Clarke: A Bit of Dinlow Moment?

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'Dinlow' is proper Pompey. It is used, often affectionately, to someone who has said or done something idiotic. If Greg Clarke has not been a 'bit of a din' in his statement regarding Portsmouth Football Club yesterday then he is guilty of being either over-simplistic or disingenuous, I feel. He certainly hasn't helped the odds on the survival of the club.

Pompey: An Unavoidable Calamity?

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Its getting to the point where Pompey fans are wondering if there is some kind of Karmic force coming to a head in the City. Something to do with all those Crusaders who set sail from there back in the middle ages perhaps? Because the tally of owners of ill-repute the club has had over the last 20 years is growing to epic proportions.

The Rest

Bad News Keeps On Coming For Parma, New Chairman Giampietro Manenti Arrested On Suspicion Of Money Laundering

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By Chris Wright

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Consider this your bi-weekly "Parma are circling the drain" update.

Over the past month or so we've heard how the penniless club have been sold for €1 twice in as many weeks and how they've begun to chuck their dressing room furniture up on Ebay in a bid to raise a few pennies here and there.

Mafia, Matchfixing, Money Laundering - The Beautiful GAme

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We were recently in discussions with a soon-to-be-launched body that will focus on illicit money flows and money laundering in relation to the football industry.
Such tax avoidance and evasion covers the betting markets, the transfer markets as well as non-fit and non-proper club ownership structures.

Roger Torres Owed Money By Former Club America de Cali

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Debt has been one of the main focal points of debate during the current political election cycle, and it has also been something to worry about for America de Cali.

The storied Colombian club has dealt with financial problems since the 1990s due to the collapsing economy of soccer in the country and some actions undertaken by the United States government.

QPR Report Friday Snippets and Flashbacks

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Carson Yeung on the dock

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This has not been a tumultuous few months for Birmingham City. Relegated from the Premiership, Alex McLeish turns traitor and joins Aston Villa, and now Carson Yeung, the largest shareholder of the club has been charged with five counts of money laundering by a Hong Kong court. His arrears could amount to £59m, a nice tidy sum of money.

Feds Bust Online Poker Sites

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On Friday, the feds indicted the founders the three largest online poker companies in the U.S. (PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker) and seized their websites in a major crackdown on internet gambling.

If you visit any of the three sites pokerstars.com, fulltiltpoker.com or absolutepoker.