DOJ charges FIFA officials, executives in corruption probe

DOJ charges FIFA officials, executives in corruption probe


By:  Jesse Byrnes
The Hill


DOJ officials unsealed a 47-count indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives on Wednesday morning, with charges including racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering...

...FIFA officials are gathered in Zurich for their internal election Friday, when President Sepp Blatter is expected to gain his fifth term. He was not among those officials charged in the indictment.

Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) in a letter released Tuesday called on FIFA Congress to elect a different president who might deny Russia the World Cup in 2018.

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