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Ex-sports marketing executive pleads guilty in FIFA bribe case

News 20 Oct 2016, 23:36 IST

By Nate Raymond

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former sports marketing executive arrested last year during a U.S. corruption probe involving soccer's global governing body FIFA pleaded guilty on Thursday to participating in schemes to pay bribes to a top official.

Aaron Davidson, former president of the Miami-based unit of Brazilian sports marketing conglomerate Traffic Group, entered his plea in federal court in Brooklyn to charges of racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy.

(Reporting by Nate Raymond; Editing by Tom Brown)

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