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Soccer’s den of thieves

It’s been an open secret for years that Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), soccer’s international governing body and World Cup sponsor, is a corrupt organization.

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Today, those suspicions became indictments, arrests, and extradition requests. The charges by the U.S. Justice Department include racketeering, money laundering, and wire fraud; the U.S. is involved because American banks were used to launder the money. A total of 14 individuals face a total of 47 charges. You can read the complete story here.

Photo: FIFA boss Sepp Blatter has been likened to a Mafia don.

 

 


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