Indictment against FIFA officials

A federal grand jury in the Eastern District of New York has returned a 47-count indictment against 14 individuals, including high-ranking officials of FIFA.  The charges include racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracies.

From the New York Times:

“The Department of Justice indictment names 14 people on charges including racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy. In addition to senior soccer officials, the indictment also named sports-marketing executives from the United States and South America who are accused of paying more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for media deals associated with major soccer tournaments.”

Read the article here.

Read the DOJ press release here.


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