Restaurateur pleads guilty to bribery as leader of soccer association

Richard K. Lai, president of the Guam Football Association, pleaded guilty on April 27 to charges of wire fraud conspiracy and willful failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts related to his participation in schemes with unnamed conspirators to control the Asian Football Confederation and influence the Federation Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA. The charges were brought against him at the Eastern District Court of New York. Lai agreed to forfeit $870,000 plus the amount of criminal proceeds he received from the scheme. 

In addition to leading GFA since 2001, Lai was a member . . .

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