FIFA Corruption: US attorney accuses organization of acts of ‘brazen corruption’

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter not among those indicted.

Seven senior FIFA officials are among 14 arrested in dawn raids today as part of twin criminal investigations according to the BBC.


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US attorney Kelly T Currie was scathing in her remarks relating to the arrests, stating (via the BBC)

“After decades of what the indictment alleges to be brazen corruption, organised international soccer needs a new start.

“It needs a new chance for its governing institutions to provide honest oversight and support of a sport that is beloved across the world, increasingly so here in the United States.

“Let me be clear: this indictment is not the final chapter in our investigation.”

The 14 defendants have been charged with “racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies” which have taken place over a 14 year period.

Six of those charged have already plead guilty.

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