Jul 9, 2015

FIFA expels disgraced Blazer for life

FIFA’s ethics committee says it has expelled former executive committee member Chuck Blazer from soccer for bribery and other corruption. FIFA’s ethics panel says American Blazer “was a key player in schemes involving the offer, acceptance, payment and receipt of undisclosed and illegal payments, ...

Jul 5, 2015

Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charge over funds

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak is facing the risk of a criminal charge over allegations that millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time the country’s leader has faced criminal allegations. The attorney general ...

Jun 22, 2015

JFA says search finds no record of World Cup payment

Japan found no record of any payment made to the South American confederation (CONMEBOL) during its bid for the 2002 World Cup hosting rights as alleged by a recent report from Spain, Japan Football Association president Kuniya Daini said Monday. Citing a former CONMEBOL ...

Jun 21, 2015

Italian prosecutors seek to indict Bank of China, 297 people

Italian prosecutors are seeking to indict 297 people and the Bank of China in connection with a massive money-laundering investigation reported by The Associated Press earlier this month. The suspects, mostly Chinese migrants living in Italy, include four senior managers of the Chinese state ...

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Jun 21, 2015

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Japan Football Association chief Kuniya Daini has denied a report that claims Japan paid the South American federation (CONMEBOL) $1.5 million after it secured the rights to co-host the 2002 World Cup with South Korea. “I don’t think (that happened),” Daini told reporters at ...

Jun 12, 2015

How the mighty are fallen: selfies and smiles in Zhou village

He wielded enormous power as China’s fearsome security chief, but at Zhou Yongkang’s ancestral village, his relatives’ tombs are now backdrops for selfies, and curious visitors crush the hedges around the family home. Zhou, who was jailed for life Thursday after a secret corruption ...

Jun 11, 2015

Ex-Chinese official, wanted for graft, applies for U.S. asylum

A former senior Chinese official who went into hiding after being sought by anti-corruption investigators has applied for asylum in the United States after been detained there, state media said on Thursday. Yang Xiuzhu, a former deputy mayor of Wenzhou in the booming eastern ...