INTERNATIONAL: US charges 15 more FIFA officials

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INTERNATIONAL: US charges 15 more FIFA officials
*Photo credit: BBC
*Photo credit: BBC
*Photo credit: BBC

BBC – Sixteen more officials have been charged by US authorities investigating corruption at Fifa.

The new indictment, released by the Department of Justice in Washington, came hours after the arrest of two Fifa vice-presidents in Zurich on Thursday.

Former Brazil football federation chief Ricardo Teixeira was among those accused of being “involved in criminal schemes involving well over $200m (£132m) in bribes and kickbacks”.

Fifa said it would “fully co-operate”.

Earlier, Concacaf president Alfredo Hawit and Conmebol president Juan Angel Napout were held in a dawn raid at a Swiss hotel, arrested on suspicion of accepting millions of dollars of bribes, at the request of the US authorities.

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