Federal prosecutors to hold news conference on FIFA corruption cases

Tuesday September 1st, 2015

On Sept. 14, U.S. attorney general Loretta Lynch and Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber will give updates on their investigations of the FIFA corruption cases, reports the Associated Press. 

The news conference will take place in Zurich, the site of FIFA headquarters.

During the news conference, federal prosecutors will discuss “the status of the two criminal proceedings,” Swiss officials said in a statement.

On May 27, seven FIFA officials were arrested and indicted on corruption charges. Fourteen officials were charged when a 47-count U.S. indictment was unsealed in a federal court in Brooklyn that day. This indictment detailed charges of bribery, fraud and money laundering. 

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The same day, Swiss authorities announced their investigation of alleged money laundering during the last two World Cup bids, Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.

After being re-elected for his fifth term as FIFA president in May, Blatter, 79, announced his resignation from the organization six days after the indictments.

- Xandria James 


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