U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday the investigation into graft at FIFA has expanded and she anticipates "pursuing additional charges against individuals and entities."
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Yesterday FIFA’s ethics committee announced that Chuck Blazer, a cooperating witness in the DOJ’s massive FIFA-related corruption prosecution, has been banned from football for life. In announcing this development, many media outlets have described Blazer as a “FIFA whistleblower.”
A book about the American side of the FIFA bribery scandal is being made into a Hollywood movie by Warner Bros. and will be produced by the company owned by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Pearl Street Films.
“If the Americans end up laying a glove on those powerful men long alleged to have fleeced the world in the name of sport, let no one ever be sniffy about their involvement in soccerball again. They will have done the greatest service to the game since … well, since we invented it, and all that.” -- Martina Hyde in the Guardian on November 5, 2014
A 47-count indictment was unsealed early Wednesday morning in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies for a 24-year corruption scheme at the heart of international soccer.