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FBI Reportedly To Investigate Former Mexican Football Federation Execs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 15

The FBI is reportedly "preparing an investigation" into current and former top Mexican Football Federation (FMF) execs for possible bribery payments, according to INFORMADOR. Former FIFA Exec Chuck Blazer "reportedly confessed that there was a payment of bribes" for Mexico's hosting of the 2003 Gold...

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