Universal Sports Creates Boston Marathon Videos Daktronics Building EverBank Field Displays Paul Simon On Joe DiMaggio Encounter Knicks To Own/Operate D-League Team Bud Light Hotel Headed To Final Four Overnight Ratings Lions Owner William Clay Ford Dies At 88 Oakland Teams Still Searching For New Venues U.S. Likely To Set World Cup Attendance Record Lions Ownership Staying In Ford Family
SBD/25/Law PoliticsPrint All
Members of a House Subcommittee want to place "a lien on profits from this year's World Cup, pending the reimbursement of $14 million in federal funds that were spent on security for the event." Reps. Earl Hutto (D-FL) and John Kasich (R-OH) sent letters to Attorney General Janet Reno and Defense Secretary William Perry asking that they "investigate the possibility of freezing the $60M surplus generated by the tournament." In 1993 and 1994, Congress "authorized the expenditure of up to $21M to assist local law enforcement agencies in the nine cities hosting World Cup matches." Hutto and Kasich ask that "before any profit or bonuses are dispersed, the taxpayer deserves a refund." Both were reportedly upset about the $7M bonus and compensation payment to World Cup Committee chief Alan Rothenberg (Steve Berkowitz, WASHINGTON POST, 10/22).