Ex-Venezuela soccer official to plead guilty in US bribe case

By REUTERS
November 9, 2016 00:31

 
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The former president of Venezuela's soccer federation is expected to plead guilty to US charges stemming from a bribery investigation involving FIFA, the sport's world governing body, according to court records filed on Tuesday.

Rafael Esquivel, who was also an executive committee member with South American football's governing body CONMEBOL, is set to plead guilty on Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn, becoming the latest individual to admit wrongdoing in the case.

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