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

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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