FIFA Officials Arrested in Zurich Specialized Operation, NYT

World | May 27, 2015, Wednesday // 09:35
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Several top officials of FIFA were arrested early morning Wednesday in Zurich on account of corruption accusations.

Swiss authorities conducted a specialize doperation and arrested more than ten officials, the New York Times reported.

Among them were Vice Presidents of the Executive Committee Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands and Eugenio Figueredo of Uruguay, as well as former member of the committee Jack Warner. They have been accused of various crimes involving money laundering practices, taking bribes on bets for football games, racketeering, money laundering and the like.

FIFA is one of the most powerful sports organizations across the globe, as football games are the most watched by audiences worldwide.

FIFA's President Sepp Blatter himself has been severely criticized over the manner in which he has been leading the organization over the years, but has not been charged.

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