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Mob Museum gives spot to FIFA scandal

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / MAY 29
    An exhibit in Las Vegas opening Sept. 1 will focus on the FIFA scandal, which drew international protests calling for the resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter. At a demonstration in front of the building where the 65th FIFA congress was to take place in Zurich, Switzerland, a protester wore a mask depicting Blatter.
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LAS VEGAS » The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal.

The permanent display titled "The ‘Beautiful Game’ Turns Ugly" will open at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in downtown Las Vegas on Sept. 1.

It will feature photos, media clippings and narratives about alleged bribes and other criminal activity in the Federation Internationale de Football Association. A U.S. indictment citing the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a federal law known as RICO, was filed against senior FIFA officials in May.

The museum’s executive director Tuesday said in a statement that the new feature on the world’s most popular sport would be of interest to Vegas’ many international visitors.

The nonprofit museum opened in 2012.

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