Legal comment: Derby County rush to blame – but will it be an own goal?

Derby County

April 12 – The Beautiful Game. A matter more serious than life or death, if you believe Mr Shankley. However, far from complementing the beauty of the game, off-field misdemeanours within the business of football are increasingly stealing the headlines. This time the scandal hitting the headlines concerns Derby County FC and Sam Rush, its former President and CEO.  The Rams dismissed Mr Rush for gross misconduct and breach of fiduciary duty in May 2017.

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FIFAgate sentencing: Brooklyn court strips Mimo of $1.4m for Li bribery

Eduardo Li

By Paul Nicholson

February 22 – The next round of sentencing has begun in the US Department of Justice case against football’s corrupt officials and marketing partners with Panama-based Mimo International Exports and Imports ordered to pay a fine and restitution totalling $1.4 million for bribing Costa Rica’s former FA president Eduardo Li (pictured).

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