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The US Justice Department unsealed an indictment on Wednesday against nine FIFA officials and five executives, charging them with conspiracy and corruption over a 24-year span. The Department of Justice said it unsealed the indictment as officials raided the CONCACAF soccer organization headquarters in Miami as part of the case. "It spans at least two generations of soccer officials who, as alleged, have abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in the Justice Department statement about the charges.
ZURICH (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after six soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe.