Guatemala FA official Héctor Trujillo arrested by FBI on cruise ship

Friday December 4th, 2015

Guatemalan soccer official Héctor Trujillo was arrested by the FBI on a cruise ship off the Florida coast on Friday, reports the BBC’s Mani Djazmi.

Trujillo, who is the Guatemalan federation’s general secretary and a judge on the Constitutional Court of Guatemala, was one of 16 FIFA-related officials indicted Thursday on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and corruption.

The news of the superseding indictments came in the wake of a series of arrests of FIFA officials Thursday morning, which took place at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich.

The new arrests were part of an ongoing U.S. investigation into widespread corruption in international soccer.

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In May, a first wave of arrests took place involving several top FIFA officials at the same hotel.

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