US indictment alleges a number of FIFA executives, including former vice-president Jack Warner, accepted bribes

US indictment alleges a number of FIFA executives, including former vice-president Jack Warner, accepted bribes
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A potentially significant twist in the case against former football figures involved in a corruption scandal has laid bare the extent of bribes allegedly concerned with the staging of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, APA reports citing Daily Mail.

The US indictment sensationally alleges that a number of ex-FIFA officials accepted bribes in exchange for their votes in connection to the Russia and Qatar showpieces.  

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who was hit with a lifetime ban in 2015, is said to have received $5 million in exchange for his vote in favour of Russia hosting the tournament two years ago. 

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