Friday, 29 May 2015

Britain’s two biggest High Street banks dragged into the FIFA bribery and corruption scandal

From Mail Online -
Two of Britain’s biggest High Street banks have been dragged into the bribery and corruption scandal engulfing football’s world governing body.

Barclays and HSBC have been named in legal papers filed by the US Department of Justice after millions of dollars in suspect transactions linked to Fifa were allegedly moved through their accounts.

On Wednesday the Americans charged 14 officials following a four-year FBI probe into bribes to obtain lucrative marketing rights to football tournaments.

The corruption allegations were set out in a 160-page dossier. The documents also name London-based Standard Chartered Bank, which focuses largely on developing countries.

All three British-based banks are said to have handled suspicious transactions linked either to FIFA or its officials and connected companies.”

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