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South African police investigating World Cup bribes

South African police investigating World Cup bribes

South African authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into World Cup bribery allegations, and an opposition lawmaker said Thursday he had information suggesting "high-level" involvement. Anton Alberts of the Freedom Front Plus said the information his party received claimed a previous investigation into payments around the World Cup bid was stopped by "high-level interference." "It (the information) does tell us of an event that took place and an investigation that was stunted from a political level," said Alberts, an opposition member of parliament. The South African investigation comes after the U.S. Department of Justice last week indicted...

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