A former Fifa executive said he was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for his vote for the 2018 World Cup, newly released US court documents show.
Rafael Salguero, a Guatemalan football administrator who served on Fifa’s executive committee, pled guilty to multiple corruption charges in 2016 as part of the US government’s sprawling investigation into world football’s governing body. But a transcript of his plea hearing in a Brooklyn federal court was only released on Tuesday with the former official expected to be sentenced this week.
The redacted transcript reveals that Salguero told the court he was approached by an individual in 2010 who offered him “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in exchange for his vote.
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