Two top FIFA officials arrested

Two top FIFA officials arrested

Two Fifa officials have been arrested in another pre-dawn raid of the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich on suspicion “of accepting bribes of millions of dollars”, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice has announced.

The luxury hotel favoured by Fifa officials was raided for the second time this year, with the New York Times reporting that the Fifa vice-presidents Alfredo Hawit of Honduras and Juan Ángel Napout of Paraguay have been detained on orders issued by the FOJ on behalf of the US Department of Justice. While Swiss authorities confirmed two arrests, the New York Times quoted law enforcement officials as saying more than 12 people were expected to be charged. It is understood that Sepp Blatter has not been arrested as part of this latest action. Read more

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