Trials

December 04, 2017 - 5:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brazilian businessman testified on Monday that he participated in a bribery scheme to buy the influence of FIFA soccer officials to win commercial rights to major tournaments, a decision he later regretted. "I made a mistake," Jose "Jota" Hawilla said at the U.S. conspiracy trial...
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December 04, 2017 - 2:18 am
As the trial detailing widespread corruption in world soccer enters a fourth week, prosecutors are close to concluding their case in a Brooklyn federal courthouse. One sleepy juror was dismissed last week, one defendant was admonished by the judge, and the FIFA president thanked American...
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December 01, 2017 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Soccer Federation official testified Friday that the governing body considered canceling the 2016 Centennial Copa America after learning top executives in South American federations had been indicted. After the arrests, the USSF stopped the planning process until "we had a...
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December 01, 2017 - 10:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A juror dismissed for sleeping during hearings. A defendant allegedly making a throat-slitting gesture to intimidate a witness. A judge admonishing a defendant for taking a paper clip and a pen from her clerk's desk. The trial of South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA...
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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, second left, is escorted by police as she leaves the Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Malaysia’s high-profile trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korean leader goes on recess with the last hearing until next year. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
November 30, 2017 - 8:59 pm
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's high-profile trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korean leader has gone into recess until next year. Indonesia's Siti Aisyah, 25, and Vietnam's Doan Thi Huong, 29, are accused of smearing a nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's...
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In this courtroom sketch, Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, third from left in the stand, is questioned by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sidhardha Kamarju, center, while defense attorney Victor Rocco, second from right, and Turkish banker defendant Mehmet Hakan Atilla, right, listen during Zarrab's federal court trial, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. Zarrab testified that he helped Iran evade U.S. economic sanctions with help from Atilla. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 8:19 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior Turkish government minister on Thursday branded the New York trial of a Turkish bank executive on charges of violation of sanctions against Iran as a new attempt by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen to harm Turkey's government. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, the...
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November 29, 2017 - 10:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Argentinian accountant described on Wednesday how he handled the payment of millions of dollars in bribes to former South American soccer officials, including former FIFA vice president Julio Grondona, by using wire transfers, offshore accounts and money couriers. Eladio...
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November 29, 2017 - 6:03 pm
WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A former gymnastics instructor already in jail in Boston awaiting trial on a charge of child rape has been accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at a New Jersey gym. The Union County Prosecutor's Office says 34-year-old Jorge Rodriguez assaulted the child over...
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November 29, 2017 - 10:26 am
MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Five former high school hockey players in Pennsylvania will stand trial on assault charges stemming from an on-ice brawl earlier this year. At a preliminary hearing Tuesday, prosecutors alleged it was a planned attack during the Ridley High School players' final game in...
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November 28, 2017 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of Colombia's soccer federation concluded South America's three members of the FIFA executive committee during the 2010 vote that selected Qatar over the United States to host the 2022 World Cup were the sport's most corrupt people on the continent. Completing...
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