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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pele Cleans House

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil () -- Sports Minister Pele, who had promised to instill ethics in Brazilian sports, fired 12 ministry officials because of suspicion of corruption.

The soccer legend, whose real name is Edison Arantes do Nascimento, told reporters Friday that the officials were suspected of awarding multi-million dollar contracts without bids to a television and radio station, a computer service company and a public relations firm, as well as padding expense accounts and using plane tickets issued to athletes.