S. America football officials took millions in bribes, court told

OFFICIALS from South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL were paid more than US$32 million (RM138.16 million) in bribes as part of the corruption scandal that rocked FIFA, a New York court heard yesterday.

Argentine businessman Alejandro Burzaco told a federal court in Brooklyn that he and two former television executives had funnelled kickbacks to CONMEBOL chiefs to secure lucrative broadcasting rights.