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Former Fox Exec Convicted in FIFA Bribery Case

Mar 23, 2023

A former Fox exec faces up to 40 years in prison after Thursday’s verdict by a Brooklyn federal jury in a bribery trial that saw jurors acquit another former network official.

Hernan Lopez, the ex-CEO of Fox International Channel, was found guilty of wire fraud and money-laundering charges related to a scheme that funneled millions of dollars to soccer officials to bolster Fox’s chances of securing World Cup and other soccer media rights.

Carlos Martinez, the head of another Fox subsidiary, was acquitted at the conclusion of the same seven-week trial.

The verdict was the latest twist in a federal corruption investigation into international soccer that led to the ouster of longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter after the first indictments were unsealed in 2015.

Source: Front Office Sports

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