Friday, December 2, 2022

Trial of Fox executives in FIFA case delayed to January



The trial of a pair of former twenty first Century Fox Inc. executives and a sports activities advertising and marketing firm on prices associated to the U.S authorities investigation of corruption in soccer was postponed to Jan. 3.

Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez had been charged in March 2020 as half of an alleged scheme associated to rights to the Copa Libertadores soccer match, South America’s membership championship. The Uruguayan sports activities advertising and marketing firm Full Play Group SA additionally was charged.

All three defendants have pleaded not responsible, and their trial in federal court docket in Brooklyn was to have began on Could 23.

U.S. District Decide Pamela Ok. Chen mentioned Monday that prosecutors and the defendants had requested a delay as a result of the federal government disclosed “a big quantity of discovery supplies – maybe as many as 7,000-8,000 paperwork conservatively totaling 40,000 pages _ some of which had not been turned over as of Could 6.“ Prosecutors initially requested for a delay to Could 30 and the defendants to June 27. Chen mentioned as a result of of the schedules of herself and legal professionals concerned in the case, a trial estimated to take five-to-six weeks was not doable till January.

Lopez, Martinez and Full Play are charged with one rely of wire fraud conspiracy, 11 counts of wire fraud and one rely of cash laundering conspiracy in reference to the Copa Libertadores.

Full Play is also charged with one rely every of wire fraud conspiracy and cash laundering conspiracy in reference to South American World Cup qualifiers and exhibition video games, and one rely of wire fraud conspiracy, six counts of wire fraud and one rely of cash laundering in reference to Copa America tournaments.

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