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Corruption In FIFA: U.S. To Probe Blatter

Posted: Jun 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, is under investigation by officials of the United States government, in a bid to conclusively unravel the corruption allegations in the world football body, U.S. media said on Wednesday.
Blatter declared on Tuesday he would be stepping down as FIFA to allow for restructuring in the organisation. He had won re-election for a fifth term on Friday but bowed to pressure to quit amid scandals in FIFA.
U.S. prosecutors spearheaded the recent wave of arrests and probes, with seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich, Switzerland last Wednesday.
The New York Times quoted officials who said they hoped to gain the co-operation of some of the FIFA figures now under indictment on charges of racketeering and money laundering to try to build a case against Blatter.