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A Bunch of FIFA Officials Have Been Arrested for Corruption

Authorities in Switzerland arrived at the upscale hotel that was hosting a meeting of FIFA leadership this morning, arresting several top officials. The higher ups from the international soccer governing body are all facing federal corruption charges, including receiving more than $150 million in bribes, and will be extradited to the United States. In a statement, FIFA said, “FIFA welcomes actions that can help contribute to rooting out any wrongdoing in football.”

The global soccer group has long been accused of corrupt business practices. Even though it’s taken in billions in revenues in recent years, the inner workings of FIFA operate largely in secret. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch told The New York Times, “The indictment alleges corruption that is rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted both abroad and here in the United States” …

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