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Radmann the Bagman



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The things they say...

‘Neither FIFA nor its President have anything to hide, nor do they wish to.’

Blatter press release, 28 January, 2003

BBC Panorama Reporter Andy Davies:

‘A one million franc bribe … is it not correct that Mr Blatter asked that it be moved to the FIFA official who was named on the payment slip?’

FIFA Director of Communications Markus Siegler:

‘If you do not stop now, then we call the security and we put you out.’

FIFA Press conference, Zurich, Tuesday, 11 April 2006

‘I am deputy chairman of the finance committee of FIFA. I oversee a budget of US$2 billion and I have never seen one iota of corruption.’

Jack Warner, Trinidad Express 12 December 2004

‘Lying and deception and bad faith are standard operating procedure at FIFA.’

Adam C. Silverstein, a lawyer for MasterCard in their successful action against FIFA, New York, December 1, 2006

‘I do not believe a Jew can ever be a referee at that level (Argentine Premier League) because it’s hard work and, you know, Jews don’t like hard work.’

FIFA senior vice-president and chair of Finance Committee, Julio Grondona, 5 July 2003. Buenos Aires

‘FIFA is a healthy, clean and transparent organisation with nothing to hide. There is huge public interest in FIFA, therefore we have to be as transparent as possible. We will try to communicate in a more open way so the world can believe us and be proud of their federation.’

FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi, January 2003, on



Billionaire Lowy hires another Bagman


By Andrew Jennings



Monday February 22, 2010


Patriotic Ms Nicole Kidman is the glamorous face of billionaire Frank Lowy’s bid to bring the World Cup to Australia. It is unlikely she’s been told that in the shadows the secret driving force of the bid is German fixer Fedor Radmann, veteran of many sports scandals in Europe. Herr Radmann has joined forces with Peter Hargitay, Swiss conman, debt-dodger and media manipulator to pocket millions of Australian tax dollars in what looks like an increasingly doomed bid.





FIRST to wake up to the cuckoo in the Aussie nest was reporter Matt Hall in the Sydney Morning Herald on October 18, 2009.


Meet FFA's man of mystery


Conman Peter Hargitay demanded that this article - which he denounced as ‘a twisting of facts to satisfy a desire for salacious reporting’ and full of ‘hearsay, rumour and half-truths’ – be removed from the paper’s website. It is still there.


Coincidentally the SMH on the same day published a kind review of Foul!


So-called beautiful game has its ugly side exposed


What a splendid newspaper!





NEXT into action, three days later on October 21 2009, was Davidde Corran writing for popular Aussie sports website The Roar.

What cost are we willing to pay for a World Cup?

The author pondered whether Aussie tax dollars should be spent on Hargitay.


The story was followed up by the online appearance of the hilarious, and previously unknown ‘Joey Gaetani’ (he claimed to live in Australia but the server he wrote from was traced to England) who contributed a comment decorated with loony-toons insults identical to the ones sent to the SMH.


‘Joey’ seemed to be very knowledgeable about Hargitay – but his ‘facts’ were unreliable. ‘Joey’ insisted that Hargitay had quit working for Union Carbide two weeks after the Bhopal disaster because he didn’t like the assignment.

If ‘Joey’ had googled his mate he would have discovered on page 75 of
‘States of Emergency’ Hargitay contributing a chapter boasting about his media-manipulation for the company for the following 12 months.




Bidding Wars


The prestigious Australian Financial Review Magazine published a thorough examination of the 2018/22 bid in its February edition – plus the disclosure that Australian lobbying firms have been sidelined while taxpayers’ money has been gifted to murky foreigners.


Note the risible comment by FFA chief executive Ben Buckley that bids will be ‘completely above board.’  Buckley demonstrates a unique faith in FIFA’s Ethics Committee that isn’t shared by anybody outside Blatter’s Zurich office. Will Mr Buckley be told what game bagman Fedor Radmann is playing in the shadows?

In case readers missed the point, the AFR news pages also carried more on Hargitay’s background.




Peter’s is bigger than mine – or yours


In late October 2009 The Australian commissioned a profile of Peter Hargitay. It was written and filed together with masses of documents for their lawyers, justifying every allegation. They declined to publish – citing legal reasons. However, they have since  paid a very fair fee.

[Here it is]