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U.S. unveils new charges in world soccer probe

Friday, December 04, 2015 - 01:19

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch unveils new indictments against FIFA officials and others as part of a probe of international corruption in world soccer. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch unveiled on Thursday (December 3) new indictments, in a widening of the U.S. investigation of corruption in global soccer. At a press conference in Washington, D.C., Lynch announced that 16 people have been charged with involvement in multimillion-dollar bribery schemes for marketing and broadcast rights to tournaments and matches, a widening of a corruption probe into the sport. She said eight people have agreed to plead guilty to charges, including some of whom have not been indicted. She also said the investigation is on-going and that additional charges will be filed. The announcement came just hours after Swiss officials arrested FIFA Vice-President Alfredo Hawit, as well as the head of the organization in charge of South American soccer, Juan Angel Napout.

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U.S. unveils new charges in world soccer probe

Friday, December 04, 2015 - 01:19