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Ken Bensinger

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Reporter @BuzzFeedNews. Author of "Red Card," book on FIFA case from Simon & Schuster due in June 2018. ken.bensinger@buzzfeed.com PGP: goo.gl/y3UqzU

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Focus on business projects, enterprise and investigations. Do not cover small business or B2B marketplaces, despite some popularly held opinions in the public relations bot world.

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(also, forgive me for the horrible mixed metaphor. Puzzles do not ripple outward and me writing that is a crime against good taste.)
The alleged bribes, totaling $1.1 million, went through a Panama corporation established by former CIFA treasurer Canover Watson, who has been sentenced to prison for a separate, non-soccer fraud that also appears to involved Webb.
That case, involving multiple former officials of the Cayman Island Football Association (CIFA) revolves around loans that were allegedly used to funnel bribes from sports marketing firm Traffic to former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb.
The U.S. criminal probe of soccer corruption is only one piece of a larger puzzle rippling outward. The Cayman Islands, for example, have had an open criminal investigation for at least 6 months.  https://www.caymancompass.com/2018/01/22/prosecutors-reveal-delays-in-football-association-probe 
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Awards

Gerald Loeb Award

2012 - large newspapers
Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business Reporting -- winner for "Wheels of Fortune," a three part series on the Buy Here Pay Here subprime used car finance business.

Gerald Loeb Award

2010 - beat reporting
Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Reporting -- winner, beat reporting, along with Ralph Vartabedian for "Dangerous Defect," coverage of Toyota's sudden acceleration crisis.