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Chuck Blazer dies after exposing corruption he profited from

14 July 2017

A New York Daily News article reported that Blazer was "gravely ill" with the disease.

He amassed a fortune as he turned Major League Soccer into a booming business in the United States and its national team into a World Cup mainstay.

The former Federation Internationale de Football Association executive committee member, who was also the general secretary of Concacaf, was a central figure in the Federation Internationale de Football Association corruption scandal. Blazer, who was also the CONCACAF general secretary and US Soccer vice president, plead guilty in 2013 to 10 counts of corruption chargers, including accepting bribes during the bidding process for the 2010 World Cup.

Blazer was famous for posing with his blue and green parrot
Blazer was famous for posing with his blue and green parrot

Mr Blazer served as a government informant in helping uncover the corruption within the soccer governing body.

Love him or loathe him, no-one can deny Chuck Blazer his legendary place in the annals of football politics.

Under the terms of the eight-page retainer agreement, Sportvertising would provide CONCACAF with an employee who would carry out the duties of the general secretary.

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By December 2011, USA federal law enforcement officials approached Blazer on the street outside Trump Tower and presented him with their evidence of his tax evasion and wire fraud, including Caribbean bank accounts and other malfeasance.

But Blazer's cooperation and the information he provided ultimately played a huge part in the 2015 arrests of numerous other individuals and a statement from his lawyers upon his death explained that he had "accepted full responsibility" for his past criminal actions.

Blazer urged Jack Warner to run for president of CONCACAF in 1990.

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Blazer, a large, bearded figure, was involved in United States soccer for years.

"I've known Chuck for a lot of years".

Chuck was apart of the FIFA Executive Committee from 1996 to April 2013. He did a lot for the sport. "His misconduct, for which he accepted full responsibility, should not obscure Chuck's positive impact on global soccer", the statement read.

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CONCACAF accused Blazer of misusing confederation funds to pay for his Trump Tower apartment, residences in Miami where the organization had a satellite office, vacation homes in the Caribbean and a H2 Hummer. "His misconduct, for which he accepted full responsibility, should not obscure Chuck's positive impact on worldwide soccer".

Chuck Blazer dies after exposing corruption he profited from