Swiss authorities lobbed a grenade at Russia’s already tainted award to host the 2018 World Cup when it started criminal proceedings on suspected “mismanagement and money laundering in connection with the allocation” of the world’s most watched sporting event.
That same morning on May 27 in America, the Justice Department unsealed an indictment charging nine senior officials of FIFA, the world soccer governing body, and five corporate executives for racketeering conspiracy and corruption. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a May 27 joint news conference with the FBI and IRS, accused FIFA of turning soccer “into a criminal enterprise.”
Switzerland’s attorney general announced on May 27 that it seized electronic data and bank documents from the Zurich headquarters of FIFA in connection with the investigation.
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