Report: Marketing executive Davidson looking for deal in FIFA investigation

Wednesday June 3rd, 2015

Indicted sports marketing executive Aaron Davidson is looking to cut a deal with prosecutors, according to the New York Daily News.

Davidson pleaded not guilty last week to racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and other charges as part of the ongoing U.S. Department of Justice investigation into FIFA corruption.

Davidson, president of the Miami-based Traffic Sports USA, is accused of arranging bribes in exchange for marketing contracts.

Fourteen people allegedly involved in $150 million worth of bribes were indicted last week.

Because Davidson was the only defendant living in the United States, he was the first of them to be arrested, according to the Daily News. The others are in the process of being extradited.

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter was not indicted but announced his resignation Tuesday in wake of the scandal.

- Alex Putterman

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