First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
xv, 349 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Berryman -- Tickling the wire -- "Have you ever taken a bribe?" -- A guy from Queens -- The vote -- Jack vs. Chuck -- Port of Spain -- A made man -- RICO -- Blazer's money -- The flip -- The crown jewel -- Queen for a day -- The king is dead, long live the king -- Faster, higher, stronger -- My way -- The pact -- The Warner brothers -- "A sad and sorry tale" -- "Leave me out of this" -- I am not your friend -- One is silver, the other gold -- Trust and betrayal -- "All of us go to prison" -- Payback -- Things fall apart -- Takedown -- "A great day for football" -- A zealous advocate -- Plus ça change -- Epilogue: The trial.
The FIFA case began with an IRS agent's review of an American soccer official's tax returns. It led to a huge worldwide corruption scandal that crossed continents and reached the highest levels of the soccer's world governing body in Switzerland. Bensinger shows that this corruption existed for decades before American law enforcement officials began to dig. Nearly every aspect of the planet's favorite sport was corrupted by bribes, kickbacks, fraud, and money laundering. Not even the World Cup was safe from corruption. And it is far from over.--Adapted from jacket
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