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Ex-Costa Rican soccer chief admits bribery

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


A former Costa Rican soccer federation president charged in a U.S. corruption probe involving the sport's global governing body FIFA pleaded guilty on Friday, admitting he took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.

Eduardo Li, also an ex-member of the executive committee for the North and Central American and Caribbean soccer confederation, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to charges including wire fraud and racketeering conspiracy.

Source: Reuters