- FIFA executive committee member Blazer admitted bribes Updated: Jun-03-15 4:14 pm
- South African sports minister says $10 million not a bribe Updated: Jun-03-15 1:24 pm
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's sports minister "categorically" denied on Wednesday that the $10 million paid to former FIFA official Jack Warner in 2008 was a bribe for his help in securing the World Cup.
- The Latest: Paraguay president CONMEBOL immunity lifted Updated: Jun-03-15 1:08 pm
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- 3 convicted in bribery case linked to Ohio charter school Updated: Jun-03-15 10:35 am
CINCINNATI - An Ohio charter school superintendent and its board chairman were convicted of taking bribes from an education consultant in exchange for an unbid contract given at a time when teachers were taking pay cuts.
- Vermont secretary of state calls for ethics commission Updated: Jun-03-15 9:05 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is calling for the establishment of a state ethics commission to review complaints about conflicts of interest, the ethics of public officials and financial disclosures.
- FIFA says Valcke not behind $10M payment in corruption probe Updated: Jun-02-15 2:02 pm
GENEVA - Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body that has led to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign, FIFA earlier defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by trying to distance him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes.
- Former Choctaw Nation official gets 12 years in bribery case Updated: Jun-02-15 5:59 am
MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - A former Choctaw Nation construction director has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a bribery and tax fraud case in Oklahoma.
- Ex-Moreno Valley councilman sentenced in $2 million sting Updated: Jun-01-15 9:47 pm
RIVERSIDE, California - A former Moreno Valley city councilman was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Monday for accepting more than $2 million bribes during a sting operation but no charges will be filed in an unrelated corruption investigation involving the entire council, it was reported.
- Philly lawmaker Waters pleads guilty in lobbyist sting case Updated: Jun-01-15 5:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Democratic state lawmaker has formally resigned his seat in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives after pleading guilty to nine counts of conflict of interest.
- Army sergeant accused of taking bribes in Afghanistan Updated: Jun-01-15 5:17 pm
PADUCAH, Kentucky - An Army sergeant from Fort Campbell has been accused of taking $100,000 and a Rolex watch in bribes from vendors seeking contracts in Afghanistan.
- Ex-NY Senate leader, son plead not guilty in corruption case Updated: Jun-01-15 1:26 pm
NEW YORK - The former leader of the New York Senate and his son pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges on Monday after prosecutors told a judge that investigators secretly intercepted thousands of their telephone calls.
- Argentina's tax men want US data in FIFA scandal Updated: May-31-15 2:48 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina tax officials say they're seeking U.S. information about alleged corruption involving FIFA.
- Guatemalan protesters demand president quit over corruption Updated: May-30-15 9:16 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemalans angry over corruption scandals protested on the capital's main square Saturday, pressing their demands that President Otto Perez Molina resign.
- Small clubs, youth teams feel victimized by FIFA scandal Updated: May-30-15 5:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren't as obvious: Youth players with hand-me-down equipment, semi-pro clubs that can't afford to travel and developmental leagues that can't pay referees.
- FIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy South America Updated: May-29-15 4:59 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile's soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn't formally accused of anything.
- Long Island prosecutor probes NY legislators' travel records Updated: May-29-15 3:17 pm
MINEOLA, New York - A Long Island prosecutor said Friday her office is examining the travel records of all New York state lawmakers from Nassau County.
- City investigates allegations of property inspection bribes Updated: May-29-15 8:44 am
FRESNO, California - A city investigation is underway to determine whether Fresno officials accepted bribes to ignore code violations discovered during property inspections.
- Prosecutors: ex-Va. first lady's conviction should be upheld Updated: May-28-15 8:23 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Federal prosecutors say there is easily enough evidence to support former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's public corruption convictions.
- FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms Updated: May-28-15 4:56 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena.
- Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation Updated: May-28-15 11:27 am
NEW YORK - Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department's soccer corruption investigation, linking other officials in the Americas to a series of schemes.
- Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship Updated: May-28-15 11:13 am
LONDON - Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship.
- South Africa's 2010 WCup bid implicated in corruption probe Updated: May-28-15 11:05 am
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - When South Africa won the right to host Africa's first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson Mandela and a country that had shaken off decades of apartheid.
- 12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment Updated: May-27-15 10:42 pm
The indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes:
- $150M in bribes, dozen schemes: US prosecutors' FIFA case Updated: May-27-15 9:59 pm
NEW YORK - In accusing soccer federation leaders of tarnishing the sport by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, U.S. prosecutors laid out a sweeping corruption case that hinges on the testimony of insiders, including some who have agreed to cooperate in plea deals.
- US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 7:38 pm
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.