By Carmen Rodriguez, Washington DC
FIFA gate, biggest corruption scandal in football that revealed a web of match-fixing and bribery in several countries, keep going.
This week, the US Attorney's Office filed new charges. This time the scandal, reaches two former media directors and a former director of a marketing company in Argentina.
“The charges brought against these people, they reflect the commitment of this Office to fight corruption at the highest levels in international football and in the businesses responsible for promoting and broadcasting sporting events”, said the prosecutor of the case, Richard P. Donogheu.
Like football managers, the new defendants at the famous FIFA gate, will respond to charges of money laundering offenses, bribery payments to officials to arrange football games and bribery payments for contracts for the transmission of sporting events, in various countries.
Brooklyn Eastern District Court, New York, confirmed that the defendants are: Hernán López and Carlos Martínez, former directors of 21rs Century Fox Inc.; Gerard Romy, former general manager of the Spanish company, Imagine Media Audiovisual and the Uruguayan company, based in Argentina, Full Play Group S.A.