FIFA corruption case: Bribe linked to Webb, neighborhood lawyer
A previously unidentified player inside the international FIFA corruption probe has revealed particular football bribe payments that he told U.S. federal investigators were intended for Jeffrey Webb. Certainly one of those payments, he said, was sent towards the Florida bank account of a Caymanian attorney.
Miguel Trujillo, initially from Colombia, pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court Tuesday in connection with charges in relation for the FIFA probe. In line with court records, Trujillo had been licensed by FIFA to arrange football matches involving particular members of FIFAs Central and North American and Caribbean area (CONCACAF), mostly involving friendly matches in the area. Miguel Trujillo is often a unique person from Hector Trujillo of Guatemala, who was named inside the FIFA indictment released Dec. three, 2015.
Miguel Trujillo is alleged to possess arranged a variety of bribe payments via sham companies he owned, all in the behest of sports advertising executives who federal prosecutors mentioned had been paying off ranking FIFA members ¨C including Webb, the former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president ¨C in exchange for receiving the industrial rights to football tournaments.
A single deal involving Webb as well as the Caribbean Football Union was related to union members rights to 2018 and 2022 Globe Cup qualifying matches in the Caribbean, which had been sold to Visitors USA, a sports advertising and marketing firm.
The indictment against Trujillo, produced public right after his guilty plea Tuesday, alleges that at the behest of sports marketing business Media World executive Roger Huguet, Trujillo created a series of wire transfer payments that he understood were likely bribe payments for the advantage of Jeffrey Webb.