FIFA Officials Arrested In Switzerland On U.S. Corruption Charges

FIFA Officials Arrested In Switzerland On U.S. Corruption Charges

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner is among nine FIFA officials indicted by the Department of Justice on corruption-related fees.

Nine FIFA officials and five activities marketing executives have been charged with racketeering, cash laundering, wire fraudulence as well as other defenses by the US Department of Justice, and American officials say that the investigation into corruption at FIFA as well as its member organizations is just starting.

The formal announcement of the costs was made Wednesday early morning, hours after an operation that is dramatic Swiss authorities to arrest several of the FIFA professionals charged in the event while they set to meet at FIFA head office in Zurich.

The arrests, that have been made rather peacefully and without event, occurred at the five-star Baur au Lac hotel.

The defendants are anticipated to be extradited to the United States in short order.

The DoJ managed to create costs up against the foreign nationals involved in the situation because of aspects of US law that allow for indictments if there is any connection to the United States at all, such as meetings taking place on US soil or if money associated with a scheme passed through US monetary organizations.

Switzerland has an extradition treaty with the United States that ensures they shall turn over suspects for most crimes, with the exception of tax-related charges.

Major FIFA Officials Among Those Charged

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