The Sept. 25, 2015 file photo shows the FIFA logo outside FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
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A former high-ranking soccer official in the Americas pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he participated in bribery schemes uncovered in a U.S. investigation of corruption in the sport's world governing body, FIFA.Hawit is one of 42 individuals and entities charged as part of a U.S. investigation of more than $200 million in bribes and kickbacks sought and received by soccer officials for marketing and broadcast rights to tournaments and matches.To date, 15 people and two sports marketing companies have pleaded guilty in the U.S. case.
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