CONMEBOL offices raided by Paraguay authorities in FIFA probe

Thursday January 7th, 2016

The South American soccer confederation, CONMEBOL, was raided Thursday by Paraguay authorities as part of a FIFA probe, according to the Associated Press.

The raid is linked to the investigations by United States and Swiss investigators. Authorities searched for computers and documents with any relation to the FIFA probe.

In early December, several FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich, Switzerland by Swiss authorities in connection to the U.S. Department of Justice. The new wave of arrests follows the May arrests of several top soccer officials at the same hotel.

CONMEBOL president Juan Angel Napout was detained in December.

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Former presidents Nicolas Leoz and Eugenio Figueredo have also been charged.

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