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Like a Rolling Stone and Charitable Donations Under the FCPA

Today we celebrate one of the seminal achievements in rock and roll for it was on this day, 50 years ago, in 1965 that Bob Dylan recorded his single Like a Rolling Stone. Columbia Records executives initially rejected the...more

FIFA and BHP Billiton: The Unique FCPA Challenges Present in International Sports

Recent enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have raised the profile of corruption in international sport and highlight unique FCPA compliance concerns. This note will explain...more

INTERPOL suspends FIFA donation funds, but what happens to the money now, and what happens to INTERPOL?

Last week, I addressed INTERPOL’s listing of several individuals who are wanted for prosecution by the United States for FIFA-related financial crimes. That post is here. In light of those listings, RNLJ requested...more

Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments? Part IV – Corruption is a Global Scourge

Today, I conclude my four-part series on the above question posed to me recently by a colleague. In Part I, I responded that only the US government had the wherewithal and will to do so and that it continued the...more

FIFA and INTERPOL, together again- U.S. charges FIFA officials and obtains Red Notices against them

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that FIFA has been dealing with a scandal lately: the U.S. government has charged multiple individuals with ties to FIFA with expansive criminal violations, and...more

Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments? Part III – Corruption and US Companies

Today, I continue my four-part series on the above question posed to me recently by a colleague. In Part I, I wrote that only the US government had the wherewithal, tools and will to do so. Yesterday, I focused on corruption...more

Why Should Americans Care About the FIFA Indictments? Part II – Corruption Changes the Truth of the Game

Today, I continue my (now) four-part series on the above question posed to me recently by a colleague. (I know I wrote that it would be a three-part series but as usual I got carried away when I started writing.) Yesterday, I...more

Football Bribery: Jail for Ex-players and middlemen

A former professional football player, Delroy Facey, has been convicted and imprisoned for offences under the UK Bribery Act. If you love sport it’s a sad story. Facey was a decent striker who, at one time, was...more

SPAIN: Match-fixing- could the age of innocence be over?

Corruption is a problem. Keeping corruption out of public scrutiny is an even bigger problem, because responsible people remain untouched and ready to repeat the same wrong behaviours. In that sense, the financial crisis that...more

New International Olympic Committee special unit to combat illegal betting and match-fixing

Senior representatives and stakeholders of the Olympic Movement met on 4 November at IOC headquarters where President Thomas Bach announced the latest measure in the fight against match-fixing and illegal betting. It was...more

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - November 2013

BETTING AND GAMING - UK: 12-year ban for snooker match fixing - The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has suspended snooker player Stephen Lee for 12 years after he was found guilty of match fixing....more

Spain: First Steps for Coordinating Measures against Match Fixing

The Spanish General Directorate of Gaming Affairs (Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego – “DGOJ”) has recently held a first meeting with the some of the main licensed online sport bookmakers aimed at establishing a...more

12 year ban for snooker match-fixing

On 25 September 2013 the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) suspended snooker player Stephen Lee for 12 years after he was found guilty of match fixing. Lee was also ordered to pay a contribution...more

Belgium: Biggest Belgian football match fixing scandal before court

Patrick Van Eecke and Antoon Dierick (both DLA Piper Brussels) comment on a match fixing trial which started today before the Brussels’ courts....more

Court of Arbitration for Sport Upholds UEFA Decisions

On 28 August 2013 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the appeals lodged by both Fenerbahce SK and FC Metalist Kharkiv, respectively. The appeals were filed in response to judgments made by UEFA that both...more

Spanish clubs investigated over possible match-fixing

The Spanish Professional Football League (“LFP”) has opened an investigation into the recent match of the Second division (so-called “Liga Adelante”) between the Racing Santander and Hercules for possible case of...more

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