WorldCat Identities

Bensinger, Ken

Overview
Works: 5 works in 16 publications in 3 languages and 784 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV943.55.F44, 796.334068
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ken Bensinger
Red card : how the U.S. blew the whistle on the world's biggest sports scandal by Ken Bensinger( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The FIFA case began with an IRS agent's review of an American soccer official's tax returns. It led to a huge worldwide corruption scandal that crossed continents and reached the highest levels of the soccer's world governing body in Switzerland. Bensinger shows that this corruption existed for decades before American law enforcement officials began to dig. Nearly every aspect of the planet's favorite sport was corrupted by bribes, kickbacks, fraud, and money laundering. Not even the World Cup was safe from corruption. And it is far from over. -- adapted from jacket
Red card : fifa and the fall of the most powerful men in sports by Ken Bensinger( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of FIFA's fall from grace has it all: power, betrayal, revenge, sports stars, hustlers, corruption, sex and phenomenal quantities of money, all set against exotic locales stretching from Caribbean beaches to the formal staterooms of the Kremlin and the sun-blasted streets of Doha, Qatar. In Red Card, investigative journalist Ken Bensinger takes a journey to FIFA's dark heart. He introduces the flamboyant villains of the piece - the FIFA kingpins who flaunted their wealth in private jets and New York's grandest skyscrapers - and the dogged team of American FBI and IRS agents, headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who finally brought them to book. Providing fresh insights on a scandal which has gripped the world, he shows how greed and arrogance brought down the most powerful institution in sporting history."--Provided by publisher
Tarjeta roja : el fraude más grande en la historia del deporte by KEN BENSINGER( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The definitive account of the FIFA scandal, the biggest international corruption case of recent years, touching dozens of countries and spearheaded by U.S. investigators, published on the eve of the biggest sporting event on the planet, soccer's World Cup"--
Red card : how the U.S. blew the whistle on the world's biggest sports scandal by Ken Bensinger( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal-the biggest international corruption case of recent years, spearheaded by US investigators, involving dozens of countries, and implicating nearly every aspect of the world's most popular sport, soccer, including its biggest event, the World Cup. The FIFA case began small, boosted by an IRS agent's review of an American soccer official's tax returns. But that humble investigation eventually led to a huge worldwide corruption scandal that crossed continents and reached the highest levels of the soccer's world governing body in Switzerland. In Red Card, Ken Bensinger explores the case, and the personalities behind it, in vivid detail. There's Chuck Blazer, a high-living soccer dad who ascended to the highest ranks of the sport while creaming millions from its coffers; Jack Warner, a Trinidadian soccer official whose lust for power was matched only by his boundless greed; and the sport's most powerful man, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who held on to his position at any cost even as soccer rotted from the inside out. Remarkably, this corruption existed for decades before American law enforcement officials began to secretly dig, finally revealing that nearly every aspect of the planet's favorite sport was corrupted by bribes, kickbacks, fraud, and money laundering. Not even the World Cup, the most-watched sporting event in history, was safe from the thick web of corruption, as powerful FIFA officials extracted their bribes at every turn. Arriving just in time for the 2018 World Cup, Red Card goes beyond the headlines to bring the real story to light, accompanying the determined American prosecutors and special agents who uncovered what proved to be not only the biggest scandal in sports history, but one of the biggest international corruption cases ever. And it is far from over
Red Card FIFA and the fall of the most powerful men in sports$dKen Bensinger by Ken Bensinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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