FROM Kavitha Davidson
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Resigns Sepp Blatter has agreed to resign as the President of FIFA, soccer’s worldwide governing body. He was re-elected as president last Friday, just days after nine FIFA officials were indicted for corruption. Even though the organization has been embroiled in scandal, today’s announcement came as a surprise. So what’s next?
FIFA Faces Corruption Charges The Department of Justice has indicted nine high-ranking FIFA officials and five sports marketing executives on charges including racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering. The organization has long been viewed as a bastion of corruption, and is now being investigated as a criminal enterprise. According to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, “These individuals engaged in bribery to decide who would televise games, where the games would be held, and who would run the organization overseeing organized soccer worldwide.”
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