Ex-football official accused in Fifa corruption scandal takes own life

From BBC - November 15, 2017

Argentine former football official Jorge Delhon took his own life on Tuesday just hours after he was accused of taking bribes.

Mr Delhon was accused of taking $2m (1.5m) in payments in exchange for rights for broadcasting football games.

The 52-year-old lawyer worked for Football for All, a government programme which held the rights to football broadcasts in Argentina.

He was named during the Fifa corruption trial under way in New York.

The trial centres on three former top South American football officials:

The former officials have been accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for granting contracts for top South American tournaments, charges which they deny.


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