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Red card : how the U.S. blew the whistle on the world's biggest sports scandal / Ken Bensinger.

Bensinger, Ken, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781501133909
  • ISBN: 150113390X
  • Physical Description: xv, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2018]

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Berryman -- Tickling the wire -- "Have you ever taken a bribe?" -- A guy from Queens -- The vote -- Jack vs. Chuck -- Port of Spain -- A made man -- RICO -- Blazer's money -- The flip -- The crown jewel -- Queen for a day -- The king is dead, long live the king -- Faster, higher, stronger -- My way -- The pact -- The Warner brothers -- "A sad and sorry tale" -- "Leave us out of this" -- I am not your friend -- One is silver, the other gold -- Trust and betrayal -- "All of us go to prison" -- Payback -- Things fall apart -- Takedown -- "A great day for football" -- A zealous advocate -- Plus ça change -- Epilogue: The trial.
Summary, etc.:
"The definitive account of the FIFA scandal, the biggest international corruption case of recent years, touching dozens of countries and spearheaded by U.S. investigators, published on the eve of the biggest sporting event on the planet, soccer's World Cup"-- Provided by publisher.
The FIFA case began with an IRS agent's review of an American soccer official's tax returns. It led to a huge worldwide corruption scandal that crossed continents and reached the highest levels of the soccer's world governing body in Switzerland. Bensinger shows that this corruption existed for decades before American law enforcement officials began to dig. Nearly every aspect of the planet's favorite sport was corrupted by bribes, kickbacks, fraud, and money laundering. Not even the World Cup was safe from corruption. And it is far from over. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Fédération internationale de football association > Corrupt practices.
Fédération internationale de football association.
Fertilizer Industry Federation Australia.
Soccer > Corrupt practices.
Soccer > Management > Corrupt practices.
Criminal investigation > United States.
Soccer > Corrupt practices.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Popular Culture.
TRUE CRIME > White Collar Crime.
Criminal investigation.
Soccer > Corrupt practices.
United States.
Genre: Nonfiction.
Case studies.
Case studies.