/FIFA Investigation Outlines Offers of Bribes to Gain Rights to Broadcasts

FIFA Investigation Outlines Offers of Bribes to Gain Rights to Broadcasts

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F.B.I. agents during a raid Thursday on Media World, a Miami-based broker of broadcast rights. The company has gained attention in the FIFA inquiry.

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In early 2014, Fabio Tordin, an executive with Media World, a Miami-based broadcast-rights broker, met with the leaders of Guatemala’s soccer federation to buy the media rights to the country’s 2022 World Cup qualifier matches.

Tordin agreed to pay them a $200,000 bribe, according to an American indictment unsealed Thursday. Then, in a twist, he promised to pay one of the men, Brayan Jiménez, the federation president, $200,000 more, without telling the other man, Héctor Trujillo, the general secretary.

In July, more than a year later, the three men met again, in Chicago. As the Guatemalans described how they had received their payoffs, according to the 236-page indictment, Jiménez said: “Nothing should be said over the telephone! Nothing!” Trujillo…

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