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

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The Inter­na­tion­al Olympic Com­mit­tee

COMMENT: In FTR #801 [3] 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. [4]

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. [5]

. . . . 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.” . . . .