In this Nov. 8, 2004 file photo Sepp Blatter, President of the FIFA, left, shakes hands with the President of the Venezuelan Soccer Federation, Rafael Esquivel, in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Leslie Mazoch)
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U.S. prosecutors Tuesday tightened the noose in the FIFA corruption scandal by hauling Venezuela's former football federation president before court in New York and extracting a guilty plea from a former match agent.Miguel Trujillo, 65, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to high-ranking FIFA and soccer officials in Central America and the Caribbean to secure media and marketing contracts, U.S. prosecutors said.Thirteen individuals have pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with US prosecutors in the FIFA case in exchange for a possible reduction in sentence.
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