FIFA match agent Miguel Trujillo pleads guilty for soccer bribes
Federal prosecutors scored a guilty plea Tuesday from Miguel Trujillo, a FIFA match agent and soccer consultant who paid hundreds of a large number of dollars in bribes to soccer officials in schemes associated with media and advertising and marketing contracts.
More than a dozen people have now pleaded guilty in the sprawling prosecution primarily based in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, exactly where a grand jury has indicted more than 40 individuals based largely on details gathered by the FBI and IRS.
The case helped hasten the downfall of longtime fifa 16 moedas president Sepp Blatter, who was not charged but is below investigation in Switzerland, and has been banned from soccer. His successor, Gianni Infantino, is racing to enact a series of reforms aimed at restoring the credibility in the organization, which oversees Planet Cup tournaments.
Trujillo pleaded guilty to one count of revenue laundering conspiracy, two counts of wire fraud, and a single count of filing a false tax return. He agreed to forfeit $495,000, in line with the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York.
“Trujillo, a citizen of Colombia and also a U.S. legal permanent resident, was a Florida-based soccer consultant and also a match agent licensed by FIFA to negotiate and arrange soccer matches involving fifa 16 coins member associations,” the U.S. Attorney’s workplace stated. “Starting in around 2008 and acting variously on behalf of multiple sports marketing and advertising providers and his own soccer organization, Trujillo paid hundreds of a huge number of dollars in bribes to high-ranking officials of FIFA, CONCACAF, and 4 soccer federations in Central America and also the Caribbean in furtherance of multiple schemes involving media and advertising and marketing contracts and international friendly matches.”