FIFA Officials Indicted for Corruption

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This morning, Attorney General Loretta Lynch revealed details of an investigation into decades of corruption by FIFA, soccer's governing body. The announcement came after an early morning raid and 14 arrests in Zurich on several FIFA officials on charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering. Officials, Lynch said, were taking bribes for World Cup bids and marketing and broadcast deals.

"These individuals through these organizations 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… one of the most popular spots around the globe."

Reporter Stephanie Clifford of the New York Times, has the details.

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Stephanie Clifford - New York Times - @stephcliff

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