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Swiss authorities detail their FIFA investigation in statement
Swiss authorities detail their FIFA investigation in statement

In an unprecedented move against a major sport organizing body, nine members of FIFA and five corporate executives tied to soccer's governing body were indicted in New York early Wednesday on corruption charges, following a three-year FBI investigation. Swiss police, acting at the behest of U.S. law enforcement, arrested seven FIFA officials at a hotel in Zurich where the organization is holding its annual conference this week. Swiss authorities, who seized electronic data and documents at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, said they will extradite the seven officials to the U.S. for trial. They also announced they have opened their own investigation...

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