It's transfer season in the Premier League, which means exorbitant sums of money are being lavished on soccer stars. This is nothing new, so what's another $60 million between globally supported clubs?
There's another complacency born from redundancy in international soccer: the outrageous piles of cash being embezzled by executives. The corruption in FIFA has been well documented here—and only seems to be getting worse, as the U.S. Department of Justice continues untangling the intricate web of money laundering.
The latest allegation comes courtesy of South America's governing body, CONMEBOL, which charges three consecutive former presidents with looting the federation's coffers of more than $129 million. The criminal complaint—made by CONMEBOL to the Paraguayan attorney general's office and reported by the Associated Press—accuses Nicolas Leoz, Eugenio Figueredo, and Juan Angel Napout of wrongdoing. Leoz held the post from 1986-2013, followed by the other two for a year apiece.
"The operations found by the audit show that CONMEBOL's patrimony was greatly affected by an ongoing, unfair and fraudulent management scheme," according to the complaint.
As InsideTheGames put it, the three are alleged to have committed "money laundering, embezzlement and forgery, among other offenses." Oh, is that all?