Date: Thursday, 28-May-2015, 8:46 AM | Message # 1
Fifa officials 'corrupted' football say US officials - BBC News
When it comes to spin - it takes some beating. "This is good for FIFA" announced it's spokesman - after the most extraordinary developments surrounding, world football's, governing body. 7 of their top officials were arrested in dawn raids - accused by the US authorities - of fraud and racketeering - over the awarding of football tournaments and media rights. In total, the US authorities have charged nine current and former officials with corruption and indicted five corporate executives. Prosecutors allege that for two decades, the accused amassed more than $150 million through bribes and money laundering. The US Attorney General Loretta Lynch outlined the allegations.