The Fifth Column
Fifa head Sepp Blatter in 2013 (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
|1.FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges|
|Swiss authorities arrested several six top soccer officials on Wednesdayso they could be sent to the U.S. to face corruption charges. Plain-clothed officers made the arrests in Zurich as officials were gathering for the annual meeting of FIFA, the sport’s global governing body. Investigators suspect FIFA officials of widespread corruption, including more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks involving World Cup bids, and media deals dating back to the early 1990s. FIFA’s controversial president, Sepp Blatter, is not named in the indictment.
Source: The New York Times, USA Today
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