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US may seize these properties owned by arrested FIFA officials

Top soccer execs charged with corruption, conspiracy and racketeering
By Kyna Doles | May 27, 2015 07:24PM

Talk about a well-deserved penalty.

U.S. prosecutors indicted 14 high-ranking FIFA officials and executives in Zurich Wednesday, and slapped them with a long list of charges including conspiracy, racketeering, and corruption.

According to an indictment unsealed Wednesday, four of the men own thirteen properties across Florida and Georgia which were allegedly used in connection with the crimes. If convicted, the U.S. government will seek forfeiture of the properties.

Among the charges against CONCACAF President Jack Warner is that he withdrew funds from a CONCACAF-affiliated account to purchase a Miami condo in 2005 which was held in a family member’s name. CONCACAF is the continental governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Although none of the properties listed in the indictment are located in New York, it was reported that ex-FIFA official Chuck Blazer rented an $18,000-per-month apartment at the Trump Tower in Manhattan during his tenure, and spent another $6,000 per month on a pad for his cats, according to the New York Daily News.

FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb, who owns several residences across Georgia, allegedly received a wire transfer to fund a new pool at his home in Loganville in 2012. He also allegedly received wire transfers to purchase a home in Stone Mountain, according to the indictment.

FVF (Venezuelan Football Federation) President Rafael Esquivel and FIFA executive Eduardo Li also own several properties in Florida.

Here’s a list of the properties.

1.) 2116 Adel Drive, Loganville, GA.
Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 9,851 sf

2.) 5119 Madeline Place, Stone Mountain, GA.
Three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,725 sf condo

3.) 7222 Lake Crossing, Stone Mountain, GA.
Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,846 sf

4.) 104 Ellis Drive, Conyers, GA.
Three bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,518 sf

5.) 808 Brickell Key Drive Apt #1204 Miami, Fla.
One bedroom, two bathrooms, 790 sf condo

6.) 18067 NW 74th Court, Hialeah, Fla.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,105 sf townhouse

7.) 18061 NW 74th Court, Hialeah, Fla.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,105 sf townhouse

8.) 18055 NW 74th Court, Hialeah, Fla.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,105 sf townhouse

9.) 18049 NW 74th Court, Hialeah, Fla.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,105 sf townhouse

10.) 18043 NW 74th Court, Hialeah, Fla.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,105 sf townhouse

11.) 8450 SW 149th Avenue Apt #805 Miami, Fla.

12.) 8660 SW 149th Avenue Apt #201 Miami, Fla.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,055 sf condo

13.) 8660 SW 149th Avenue Apt #209 Miami, Fla.
Three bedrooms, thee bathrooms, 1,420 sf condo