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 U.S. judge released Monday transcripts of guilty pleas from three prominent defendants in the sweeping FIFA corruption investigation who confessed to crimes and agreed to pay $37.5 million in compensation.U.S. prosecutors have in total accused 40 officials and marketing executives of soliciting and receiving tens of millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks in a case that has sparked an unprecedented crisis at FIFA."I abused my position to obtain bribes and kickbacks for my personal benefit," Webb, who suffers from a heart condition, told the judge in pleading guilty to seven counts and confessing to enriching himself from 2012-2014 .He said he was told in 2012 that sports marketing companies would offer "side payments" or bribes in exchange for commercial rights to soccer matches.
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