Fifa corruption arrests: Sepp Blatter ‘not yet cleared’


Several senior Fifa officials have been arrested in a dawn raid at a luxury Swiss hotel as part of an investigation into alleged “institutionalised corruption”.

Here are the latest updates:

• Fifa officials arrested in corruption investigation

• Separate probe launched into allocation of 2018 and 2022 World Cups

• Police executed an early morning raid at a Zurich hotel

• New York Times names indicted officials

• Those charged include Fifa vice president Jeffrey Webb

• US officials say president Sepp Blatter ‘not yet cleared’

• Allegations include wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering

• Officials to be extradited to the US to face federal charges

• They are being investigated on suspicion of the ‘acceptance of bribes and kick-backs’ worth more than $100m

This article was originally published in the Independent.


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