Legal perspective on corruption allegations among top FIFA officials

The soccer world has been turned upside down this week, as news of vast corruption among top officials in FIFA—including allegations that millions of dollars in bribes were accepted in exchange for awarding South Africa the 2010 World Cup—has spread following an indictment of 14 FIFA officials by the U.S. Department of Justice. These officials are charged with various counts of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy. Paul G. Cassell teaches criminal law, criminal procedure and crime victims’ rights at the U’s S.J. Quinney College of Law and is available to offer commentary on the case. Cassell served as a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Utah from 2002 to 2007. His career has included involvement in prosecuting other high-profile corruption cases.
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