Ex-Honduran President Pleads Guilty to FIFA Corruption Charges

Rafael Callejas, a former president of Honduras, pleaded guilty to corruption charges related to allegations of long-running bribery schemes involving international soccer organizers.

Callejas entered his guilty plea to racketeeering and fraud in federal court in Brooklyn, New York. He admitted accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for using his influence in allocating television broadcast and marketing rights tied to his role as former president of the Honduran soccer federation.

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