Trials

November 15, 2017 - 2:50 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A former truck stop company executive boasted in a secretly recorded conversation that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam "loved it" when the sales team ripped off customers. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the jury in the federal fraud trial of former Pilot Flying J...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, CONMEBOL delegate Roger Bello, of Bolivia, left, talks with Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion, center, and Alejandro Burzaco, president of Torneos y Competencias, during a Copa Libertadores soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Burzaco, the former CEO of a marketing firm based in Argentina, testified Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials accused of taking bribes in a sprawling corruption investigation of FIFA, that Fox was among several media companies paying bribes through sham contracts for the Copa America and other events. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
November 14, 2017 - 9:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on testimony during a trial of three former South American soccer officials that Fox Sports paid bribes to secure broadcast rights (all times local): ___ 9 p.m. Fox Sports has denied accusations from a former marketing executive that it partnered with his firm to pay...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, CONMEBOL delegate Roger Bello, of Bolivia, left, talks with Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion, center, and Alejandro Burzaco, president of Torneos y Competencias, during a Copa Libertadores soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Burzaco, the former CEO of a marketing firm based in Argentina, testified Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials accused of taking bribes in a sprawling corruption investigation of FIFA, that Fox was among several media companies paying bribes through sham contracts for the Copa America and other events. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
November 14, 2017 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Sports partnered with a South American marketing firm to make millions of dollars in bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for lucrative broadcasting rights to major tournaments, the marketing company's former CEO testified Tuesday at a U.S. corruption trial...
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November 13, 2017 - 7:21 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Billionaire Thomas Golisano says an interior decorator overcharged him by more than $300,000 when she renovated his yacht. The Democrat and Chronicle reports the former Buffalo Sabres owner and three-time candidate for New York governor testified Monday in a civil trial in...
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Jose Maria Marin, center, from Brazil, arrives at federal court for the first day of his trial, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. He is one of three former South American soccer officials who are going on trial in a U.S. case highlighting widespread corruption in the sport's governing body. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 13, 2017 - 1:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three former South American soccer officials went on trial Monday in a scandal that's shaken the sport's governing body, with U.S. prosecutors accusing them of taking millions of dollars in bribes and defense lawyers portraying them as innocent bystanders to corruption. Jose Maria...
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This combination of photos shows Juan Angel Napout, left, Manuel Burga, center, and Jose Maria Marin. The former soccer South American officials go on trial in New York on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, on charges alleging they took bribes and kickbacks in exchange for marketing rights for major soccer tournaments. (AP Photos/File)
November 12, 2017 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say Brazilian businessman Jose Maria Marin was a soccer official on the take — and wasn't always discreet about it. "It's about time to have it coming my way. True or not?" Marin said while negotiating a bribe in 2014, according to hours of recordings collected by...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2017 file photo, a window of Dortmund's team bus is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, Germany. A man accused of bombing a German soccer team’s bus seven months ago will go on trial Dec. 21, 2017. Borussia Dortmund player Marc Bartra and a police officer were injured when three explosions hit the bus as it left for the team's stadium for a Champions League game on April 11. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
November 10, 2017 - 12:10 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A man charged in the bombing of a German soccer team's bus seven months ago will go on trial Dec. 21. Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra and a police officer were injured when three explosions hit the bus as it left for a Champions League game on April 11. German news agency dpa...
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November 08, 2017 - 7:08 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The chairman of Greek soccer club Olympiakos and 27 other businessmen and former sporting officials will stand trial on match-fixing charges. A panel of judges ordered Olympiakos chairman Vangelis Marinakis to stand trial. No date was set, and the conditions for his bail were...
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November 06, 2017 - 5:12 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the federal fraud trial of former members of the Pilot Flying J sales team (all times local): 5 p.m. Federal prosecutors have outlined their case against former executives at Pilot Flying J as the result of an "infection of fraud" within the sales department...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood, left, leaves federal court after being arraigned, in Knoxville, Tenn. Four former executives, including former Pilot Flying J President Hazelwood, and ex-vice president Scott Wombold, go on trial in Chattanooga on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Patrick /Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
November 05, 2017 - 2:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The country's largest truck stop chain was flying high. Its CEO had recently bought a pro football team and his brother was the popular Republican governor of Tennessee hinting at aspirations for national office. Then federal agents descended on the family-owned company's...
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