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 costs.

Nine FIFA officials and five recreations marketing executives have been charged with racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud along with other defenses by the US Department of Justice, and American officials state that the investigation into corruption at FIFA and its particular user organizations is beginning.

The official announcement of this charges was made Wednesday morning, hours after an operation that is dramatic Swiss authorities to arrest many of the FIFA professionals charged in the case while they set to fulfill at FIFA headquarters in Zurich.

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

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

The DoJ had been able to bring charges against the foreign nationals active in the situation due to aspects of US law that allow for indictments if there was any connection to the United States at all, such as meetings taking place on US soil or if money involved with a scheme passed through American financial organizations.

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

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