A great crime movie almost forces you to root for the bad guys. FIFA on the other hand, makes you wish you had gone into law enforcement so that you could land just one swift kick on one of these bastards. Per Gary Leff and the New York Times, one of the arrested, Chuck Blazer was a man larger than life, literally and figuratively. Blazer enjoy partying with everyone from Vladimir Putin to Nelson Mandela, flying in private jets, dining in only the highest fashion and in true Bond villain fashion, kept a multi million dollar apartment for his cats. To make things even worse, the bastard netted 26,000,000 American Express Membership Rewards Points during his reign of corruption by using personal cards and getting reimbursed. That’s 26,000,000 frequent flier miles….
No wonder it’s hard to find award seats. Not only did Chuck Blazer need two, he had enough points to block out virtually all the inventory. It’s hard to put 26,000,000 American Express points into perspective. I recently wrote a post detailing The Most Luxurious Ways To Spend Miles and transferring less than a quarter million points could secure most all of the aspirational products more than two hundred times over. To make matters even more frustrating, Chuckie kept a travel blog detailing all of his corruption sponsored travels. Here’s a tip chuck, if you’re going to accept bribes and work your way up to vice Don of the soccer mafia, don’t show everyone how extravagant your travels are, it raises questions.
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