The U.S. Case Against FIFA in International Soccer Scandal

(AP/CNN) 

NEW YORK (AP) – Attorney General Loretta Lynch says bribery and corruption have been marring soccer for at least 24 years, as international soccer officials solicited bribes from sports marketing firms and others.

Lynch spoke today in New York as federal charges were unveiled against 14 people in a sweeping investigation of FIFA.

Seven soccer officials were arrested today in Zurich pending extradition to the U.S. Swiss prosecutors, meanwhile, announced criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

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