Alleged racketeering by high-ranking FIFA officials, detailed Wednesday in a 150-page-plus federal indictment, dates back more than 20 years.
At the time the alleged crimes began, Loretta E. Lynch was a young prosecutor working on a barrage of political corruption cases for the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York. Now, as U.S. attorney general, Lynch is overseeing a bombshell case against one of the world's most powerful sports organizations.
Lynch’s role in the FIFA case began years ago
The core case against 14 FIFA officials was built while Lynch served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York between 2010 and 2015....