American soccer official Chuck Blazer, whose cooperating testimony led to the arrest of soccer governing body FIFA executives this week, was in part after the Membership Rewards points.
From 2004 to 2011, more than $26 million of Concacaf expenses were charged to Blazer’s personal American Express account, resulting in a commingling of personal and business charges, the report said. This was done, the report said, perhaps because “Blazer had easier access to credit than did Concacaf” or because of “Blazer’s desire to accumulate American Express membership reward points.”
He was also, apparently, a travel blogger. He can be seen partying onboard a private jet with Nelson Mandela, hanging out with more than one Miss Universe and meeting Vladimir Putin, and there’s even a gratuitous shot of a bucket of champagne. He lives a more exciting life than I do (it turns out, though, Justin Ross Lee-style). He just didn’t post enough.
(HT: George S.)