The FBI’s inside source on the FIFA investigation admitted to federal authorities that he took bribes from two countries that wanted to host the World Cup, according to ABC News.
The informant, Charles Blazer, an American ex-FIFA executive committee member, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and fraud in 2013. New documents show how he became an informant.
“Among other things, I agreed with other persons in or around 1992 to facilitate the acceptance of a bribe in conjunction with the selection of the host nation for the 1998 World Cup,” Blazer said the November 2013 hearing, according to a court transcript.
Officials said Blazer recorded conversations with other soccer officials.
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