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Former Venezuelan Soccer Official Pleads Guilty in FIFA Corruption Case

Former Venezuela soccer federation president Rafael Esquivel was found guilty Thursday on federal charges resulting from a massive FIFA corruption scandal. He pleaded guilty to seven counts of racketeering, money laundering conspiracies and wire fraud. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. “Esquivel used his influence as a soccer official to obtain millions of dollars in bribe payments," U.S. officials said in a statement. Esquivel, who also is a former...

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