Hours after the star witness in the FIFA corruption trial said he paid him a bribe, Argentine Jorge Delhon
was killed when he was struck by a train in an apparent suicide in Buenos Aires.
, the former CEO of Argentine-based Torneos y Competencias, testified that his company paid Pablo Paladino
and Delhon $2 million in bribes for broadcasting rights
to Argentine league matches.
that Delhon wrote in a suicide note to his family: "I love you all. I can't believe [what's happening]."
Paladino operated "Futbol Para Todos" -- offering league matches free-to-air on
Argentine national television -- former Argentina President Cristina Fernandez
launched in a bid by the government to stabilize Argentine league soccer. Delhon was a lawyer who worked in
Fernandez's administration on the project.
Fernandez's critics charged she used "Futbol Para Todos" largely as a way to promote her government via advertising. Mismanagement of the
program led to criminal proceedings being initiated against two former cabinet ministers.
"Futbol Para Todos" is now off the air.