What They're Saying: Antonia M. Apps

“It’s not unprecedented to have the Justice Department weigh in on the appropriate use of the money. The scale of this corruption case is much larger than your typical corruption case, so the dollars are greater than you would normally see.”

-- Antonia M. Apps, a lawyer with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, on the U.S. Justice Department's plan to pay out as much as $201 million to FIFA, Concacaf and Conmebol from funds seized in the sprawling corruption indictments that rocked global soccer, beginning in 2015. The funds will come with plenty of strings attached: They will be held in the U.S. bank system, not in Swiss banks, in a World Football Remission Fund, subject to oversight and independent audit measures, and directed toward developing soccer, primarily in Concacaf and Conmebol. (New York Times)
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