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April 14, 2024

Soccer Scandal

Top officials from FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, were arrested on federal corruption charges Wednesday morning at a luxury hotel in Zurich, Switzerland. The arrests came at the behest of the United States Justice Department in what The New York Times described as an “extraordinary early-morning operation.”

The paper, which first reported the news citing three Swiss law enforcement sources, notes that charges against the soccer executives, some of whom were not in attendance, range from wire fraud to racketeering to money laundering. The officials will be sent to stand trial in the United States, which has an extradition treaty with Switzerland.

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