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Sepp Blatter's shock resignation as FIFA president failed Wednesday to quell the corruption storm surrounding football's world body that now even threatens to touch him. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now looking into Blatter's role in tens of millions of dollars of bribes given to football officials, according to US media. Interpol meanwhile put six other suspects, including two former FIFA executive members, on its most wanted list.
A U.N. panel accused Senegalese authorities of arbitrarily detaining the son of former president Abdoulaye Wade, and called on the government to hand over unspecified compensation, a draft report showed. Karim Wade, formerly head of four ministries and now presidential candidate for the main opposition party SDP, was jailed for six years in March for illicit enrichment and ordered to pay a 138 billion CFA franc ($233.99 million) fine. Senegal's current President Macky said the trial was part of a broader crackdown on corruption, but the opposition and other critics dismissed it as politically motivated bid to stamp out dissent.