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FIFA prosecutors quash RICO charge in Marketer bribe trial

By Rachel Scharf (March 25, 2022, 4:05 p.m. EDT) – Prosecutors in the FIFA corruption investigation have opted not to pursue a racketeering charge against an Argentine sports marketing company in an upcoming trial for criminal bribery, according to a letter in Brooklyn federal court Thursday.

Count of a 2020 indictment accused Full Play Group SA of breaching the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by bribing international soccer bosses for Copa broadcasting rights Libertadores, the Copa América and various World Cup qualifiers and friendlies.

Full Play has also been charged with wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy in connection with the alleged Copa Libertadores scheme. The company…

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