Blazer's Plea Bargain Shows How US Exposed FIFA Scandal
Charles Blazer's plea deal was unsealed Monday, revealing how the former top FIFA official began spying for U.S. law enforcement.By Ben Lawson | June 15, 2015
A plea deal with a former FIFA official shows how the U.S. exposed the widespread corruption scandal that is currently rocking the soccer world.
The deal, disclosed Monday, was with Charles Blazer, a former top FIFA official in North and Central America. Blazer pleaded guilty to 10 charges including bribery, money laundering and tax evasion in 2013.
It's believed Blazer's cooperation is what led to the indictment of 14 officials connected to the corruption scandal last month. Blazer admitted to earning more than $11 million in undeclared income between 2005 and 2010 and accepting at least two bribes.