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Report: FIFA President Sepp Blatter Wary of Entering The U.S. Because of Fear of FBI Investigation

May 13, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Report: FIFA President Sepp Blatter Wary of Entering The U.S. Because of Fear of FBI Investigation

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FIFA dictator Sepp Blatter could be feeling the heat from the corrupt process, which saw FIFA award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.

The governing body of world soccer based in Switzerland operates with no oversight similar to an organized crime syndicate with Blatter as its boss.

However, times could be changing. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Schapp, whose E:60 hour-long documentary about the FIFA President debuted last night, Blatter has become fearful of an ongoing FBI investigation into bribery and corruption during the WC bidding process.

According to Schapp, Blatter has become paranoid enough of the FBI that he will not step foot on U.S. soil. The last time he visited the U.S. was in 2011.

FIFA’s ethics committee conducted an internal investigation headed up by former U.S. prosecutor Michael Garcia. In November 2014, FIFA announced its findings saying it uncovered no corruption in the bid process, and there was no reason to take the World Cup away from Russia or Qatar. Garcia has since resigned from his post amid claims FIFA misrepresented his findings.

However, according to a CNN report, the FBI said the three-year-old probe would, in fact, continue.

A senior U.S. law enforcement official said the investigation is looking at a multitude of allegations involving corruption involving the bid process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

The Federal investigation includes a cooperating witness, which many believe happens to be former top FIFA executive Chuck Blazer.

Blazer, an American, sat on the powerful FIFA Executive Committee from 1996 to 2013, until he became a target of an FBI investigation.

However, Blazer has since flipped and began working with the FBI, providing evidence including incriminating documents and wiretap recordings of meetings he held with Fifa colleagues, law enforcement officials said.

Another Jeremy Schapp E:60 documentary aired last summer uncovered the slave like conditions endured by migrants who are working on the construction of World Cup stadiums in Qatar.

Schaap and his camera crew snuck into a migrant camp where workers most from Nepal and India are housed. The video documented how the migrant workers lived in absolute squalor conditions with 10 men living in a single room.

Schapp interviewed some of the workers who said they were unable to leave Qatar because their employer seized their passports.

Qatar is a country the size of Connecticut with no rich soccer history; lack of sufficient stadiums and with temperatures that exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit in June when the World Cup takes place.

Despite the conditions, the oil-rich country’s $200 billion World Cup bid shockingly won out over rival bids from soccer ready nations including England and the United States. By choosing Qatar, FIFA has made an already dire situation, worse.

According to Bleacher Report, Migrant workers were already streaming into Qatar in search of jobs and living in slave-like conditions. Now with the country needing to build the stadium infrastructure needed to support the World Cup, it has increased the number exponentially.

According to the E:60 report, Qatar basically lies to these workers about the opportunity of employment in order to convince them to leave behind their families in their native homelands in pursuit of a better life. However, once they arrive, the they become trapped and beholden to their employers, who have now become their slave masters.

A report released by the International Federation of Trade Unions
Revealed many more impoverished migrant workers from abroad are now living in horrid conditions while beholden to employers who control their identification cards and exit visas. Working long hours in unbearable heat six days a week, such migrants who came to Qatar as a way to feed their families are now dying in “unprecedented numbers.”

The report estimates that 4,000 workers could die before the 2022 World Cup even starts.

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