The U.S. justice Department accuses Russia of bribery for the right to host the 2018 world Cup

Officials of the International football Federation (FIFA) had received bribes from Russia and Qatar to host the world Cup in 2018 and 2022, said in the indictment, published on the website of the US Department of justice.

According to the document, Russia a bribe of $5 million was received by the former Vice-President of FIFA Jack Warner. Another $1 million in exchange for voting for Russia, according to the police, promised Rafael Salguero, who was also on the Executive Committee of FIFA. Bribes from Qatar allegedly received by two members of the FIFA Executive Committee Ricardo Teixeira and Nicolas Leoz.

According to prosecutors in new York, Warner, who is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, received a bribe from Russia in the period from November 2010 to April 2011. The accounts from which funds were transferred to Warner, also received money from “companies in the United States, carrying out work towards the world championship on football in 2018 in Russia.” Company names are not specified.

The investigation on bribes for the right to host the world Cup in Russia and Qatar began in 2015. The case is in U.S. jurisdiction, because the crime could make with the help of the us payment system. Earlier, the U.S. justice Department did not mention the names of the officials who could get money from Russia and Qatar for the tournament.

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