NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will end weeks of smaller campaign events with a splashy rally designed to kick off a run for the White House that aides expect to cost over $1 billion, senior Clinton advisers said Thursday.
Alejandro Burzaco, Hugo Jinkis and his son Mariano Jinkis, all Argentine citizens, are among five defendants who have apparently not been detained or arrested a day after the U.S. Department of Justice named them as among those facing corruption charges. The U.S. Justice Department alleges that Burzaco, Hugo Jinkis and his son conspired to win and keep hold of lucrative media rights contracts from regional soccer federations through the payment of up to $110 million in bribes. To date, at least $40 million in bribes had been paid by the three to soccer officials, including five defendants also facing charges, the U.S. Justice Department's indictment said.
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup are not likely to be hurt by a U.S. led corruption investigation that has ensnared key figures in FIFA, world soccer's governing body, analysts said on Thursday. "It would be hard to believe that the people who are left in power at FIFA would attempt to penalize the United States because of a multi-country international investigation," said Rick Horrow, a sports business consultant and lecturer at Harvard Law School. "There's always that possibility but if the existing FIFA decision-making structure survives these unprecedented indictments ... it would call for more transparency and objectivity than ever before, which would play to the strong suit of the United States," Horrow added.