Day: November 1, 2017

Associate of former FIFA vice president sentenced to 15 months in Prison

Associate of former FIFA vice president sentenced to 15 months in Prison

A former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in a money laundering conspiracy, the second person sentenced in a U.S. investigation of bribery involving the world soccer governing body FIFA.

Costas Takkas, 60, a British citizen, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, U.S. prosecutors said. His lawyer, Gordon Mehler, said he hoped Takkas would serve only about 90 days because he was previously detained in Switzerland while awaiting extradition to the United States.

Takkas was the attaché to Jeffrey Webb, a former FIFA vice president and president of CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, according to prosecutors.

Webb pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and other charges in November 2015. He has not yet been sentenced.

Takkas was among more than 40 people and entities charged in a U.S. investigation of the payment of more than $200 million of bribes and kickbacks to soccer officials, in exchange for marketing and broadcast rights.

Prosecutors said Takkas received and transmitted millions of dollars in bribes for Webb, including for the awarding of rights to qualifier matches for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Takkas pleaded guilty in May. Mehler said at the time that Takkas was a “minor figure in a major case.”

Takkas’s sentencing came about a week after Hector Trujillo, a former judge from Guatemala, became the first person sentenced in the criminal case. Chen sentenced Trujillo, who was accused of taking kickbacks from a marketing company in exchange for his help securing media and marketing rights for World Cup qualifying matches, to eight months.

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All Match Results 31-10-17

All Match Results 31-10-17

Argentina – Superliga
FT Tigre 1:1 Rosario Central
Argentina – Primera B Nacional
FT Aldosivi 2:0 Juventud Unida Gualeguaychu
Argentina – Federal A Zona 3
Pst Douglas Haig -:- Defensores de Pronunciamiento
Austria – Erste Liga
FT Ried 2:3 Hartberg
FT Wattens 0:1 Wiener Neustadt
FT Kapfenberger SV 4:1 Floridsdorfer AC
FT BW Linz 1:2 Austria Lustenau
Brazil – Serie B
FT Goias 1:1 Criciuma
International – Champions League Grp. A
FT Basel 1:2 CSKA Moscow
FT Manchester United 2:0 Benfica
International – Champions League Grp. B
FT Paris Saint Germain 5:0 Anderlecht
FT Celtic 1:2 Bayern Munich
International – Champions League Grp. C
FT Atletico Madrid 1:1 Qarabag FK
FT Roma 3:0 Chelsea
International – Champions League Grp. D
FT Sporting CP 1:1 Juventus
FT Olympiacos 0:0 Barcelona
Colombia – Primera A Clausura
FT Bucaramanga 1:3 Atletico Junior
FT Atletico Huila 1:0 Once Caldas
Croatia – FA Cup
AP Novigrad 2:3 Dinamo Zagreb
Czech Republic – FNL
FT Znojmo 3:2 FC Vlasim
England – Championship
FT Burton Albion 2:4 Barnsley
FT Cardiff City 3:1 Ipswich Town
FT Fulham 0:2 Bristol City
FT Hull City 1:3 Middlesbrough
FT Norwich City 0:2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
FT Queens Park Rangers 1:0 Sheffield United
FT Sheffield Wednesday 2:1 Millwall
FT Sunderland 3:3 Bolton Wanderers
FT Leeds United 1:2 Derby County
FT Reading 3:1 Nottingham Forest
England – League 1
FT Blackburn Rovers 2:2 Fleetwood Town
England – National League North
FT Boston United 0:1 Salford City
FT Chorley 1:1 Tamworth
England – National League South
FT Poole Town FC 1:1 Concord Rangers
England – EFL Trophy Northern Grp. G
FT Mansfield Town 1:0 Everton Academy
England – EFL Trophy Northern Grp. H
AP Doncaster Rovers 4:3 Scunthorpe United
England – EFL Trophy Southern Grp. C
FT Swindon Town 1:0 Wycombe Wanderers
FT Bristol Rovers 1:3 West Ham United Academy
England – EFL Trophy Southern Grp. E
FT Forest Green Rovers 0:2 Swansea City Academy
England – EFL Trophy Southern Grp. F
FT AFC Wimbledon 1:2 Luton Town
Germany – Regionalliga Bayern
FT Greuther Fuerth II 2:2 VfB Eichstаеtt
FT VfR Garching 1:3 FC Pipinsried
FT Ingolstadt II 0:0 Augsburg II
FT SV Seligenporten 2:2 Bayern Munich II
FT SV Schalding-Heining 0:3 FC Memmingen
FT 1860 Rosenheim 3:2 Burghausen
FT FC Unterfoehring 1:1 FC Schweinfurt
FT 1860 Muenchen 3:0 SpVgg Bayreuth
FT TSV Buchbach 2:2 Nuernberg II
Germany – Regionalliga North
FT Eutin 08 4:0 FC Hansa Lueneburg
Germany – Regionalliga Southwest
FT VfB Stuttgart II 2:2 Kickers Offenbach
FT FCA Walldorf 2:1 Hessen Kassel
FT FSV Frankfurt 2:0 SV Roechling
FT Eintracht Stadtallendorf 1:1 TSV Steinbach
FT Koblenz 2:2 Ulm
Iran – Persian Gulf Pro League
FT Padideh FC 2:2 Foolad Khuzestan
FT Saipa 0:2 Persepolis
FT Tractor Sazi Tabriz 0:0 Zob Ahan
FT Sepahan 0:1 Paykan
FT Esteghlal 2:0 Naft Tehran
Lithuania – A Lyga Championship Group
FT Zalgiris Vilnius 1:0 Trakai FK
N. Ireland – Premiership
FT Coleraine 2:1 Ballinamallard United
Paraguay – Division Profesional – Clausura
FT Rubio Nu 1:2 Sol de America
Saudi Arabia – Premier League
FT Al-Ettifaq 2:0 Al-Raed
FT Al Ahli 1:1 Al Feiha
Scotland – Premiership
FT Kilmarnock 0:3 Hibernian
Singapore – S.League
FT Home United FC 4:0 Young Lions
South Africa – Premier Soccer League
FT Bloemfontein Celtic 1:0 Maritzburg United
FT SuperSport United 3:0 Lamontville Golden Arrows
FT Polokwane City 0:0 Kaizer Chiefs
Spain – Segunda B Grp. II
FT Real Sociedad B 0:0 SD Leioa
USA – Major League Soccer Playoff
FT New York Red Bulls 1:2 Toronto FC
FT Houston Dynamo 0:0 Portland Timbers
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