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FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s Nephew Linked to Company Involved in Scalping World Cup Tickets

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COMMENT: In FTR #801 we noted the cesspool of corruption, organized  crime and fascism enveloping the world of big-time sport. In connection with the perp walk candidates who comprise the International Olympic Committee, we noted that FIFA president Sepp Blatter was a pivotal member of the IOC.

His nephew Philippe is an investor in a company under investigation for scalping World Cup Tickets.

 “FIFA Partner, Wanted in World Cup Ticket Scam, Is On the Run” by Ben Tavener; Mashable; 7/10/2014.

FIFA partner Ray Whelan gave police in Rio de Janeiro the slip Thursday, just moments before officers were set to re-arrest him on charges of illegally selling World Cup tickets, local media reported.

Whelan, 64, is CEO of Switzerland-headquartered Match Hospitality, FIFA’s exclusive provider of hospitality packages for the World Cup. He is now officially considered a fugitive. . . .

FIFA Hospitality’s Provider Arrested over World Cup Ticket Scalping”; MercoPress; 7/8/2014.

. . . . Match Hospitality provides deluxe packages to high-end football customers and was allocated 445,500 of the 3 million purchasable tickets for the 2014 World Cup, according to FIFA. One of its shareholder companies is owned by Philippe Blatter, the nephew of FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

FIFA has vowed to clamp down on corruption in soccer, and in 2012 hired a U.S. prosecutor to investigate allegations including that Qatar’s bid for the 2022 World Cup was “improperly influenced.” . . . .


One comment for “FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s Nephew Linked to Company Involved in Scalping World Cup Tickets”

  1. http://screamer.deadspin.com/report-sepp-blatter-too-afraid-of-the-fbi-to-enter-the-1704086341/+kevindraper

    Slavery-enabler Sepp Blatter might actually be facing consequences for how FIFA awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids to Russia and Qatar. ESPN’s investigative newsmagazine show, E:60, debuted an hour-long documentary on Blatter tonight, and reports that he is so fearful of an FBI investigation into bribery and corruption during the bidding process that he has decided not to step foot on U.S. soil:

    From ESPN tweet:
    Sources tell E:60 that Sepp Blatter has decided, due to the FBI investigation, that it would be unwise to set foot on American soil.

    Posted by Tiffany Sunderson | May 15, 2015, 11:53 am

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