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GOVERNMENT WANTS PIECE OF WORLD CUP PROFITS
Published October 25, 1994
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).