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Nine Detainees Suspected Of Corruption Among the Officials Of FIFA Became Known
May 27, 2015 22:33


The names of the nine detainees suspected of corruption among the officials of the International Football Federation (FIFA) have become known. It was reported by The New York Times.

The detainees include: the Vice Presidents of FIFA Jeffrey Webb and Eugenio Figueredo, the former member of the executive committee of FIFA Jack Warner, as well Eduardo Lee, Julio Rocha, Costas Takkas, Rafael Eskevel, Jose Maria Marin, and Nicolas Leoz.

It is reported that the charges are also filed against Alejandro Burzako, Aaron Davidson, Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis who are connected with sports marketing, as well as Jose Margulis who was a mediator in allegedly illegal transactions. The acting Head of the organization Joseph Blatter is not on the lists of detainees or suspects.

The process of arrest took place on the morning of Wednesday, May 27, in one of five star hotels in Zurich. The investigation was initiated by the US authorities, all the arrested may be extradited to this country for conducting investigative actions.

A criminal case concerning the elections of host countries of FIFA World Cup 2018 and 2022 was opened in Switzerland. This was reported at the website of the Office of the Prosecutor General of the country. Ten members of the executive committee of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) which chose Russia and Qatar to host the World Cups 2018 and 2022, respectively, in 2010, will be interrogated.

The investigation is conducted on the articles about abuse of office and money laundering. The employees of the Swiss Prosecutor’s Office seized the data and documents contained in the IT-systems of FIFA that will be entered into the case file. Nine FIFA officials were arrested on charges of corruption in Zurich on Wednesday, May 27.

The process of arrest took place in one of the five star hotels of the city. The investigation was initiated by the US authorities, all the arrested may be extradited to this country to conduct investigative actions. The presidential elections of FIFA were scheduled for Friday, May 29.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: FIFA     

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