High-ranking members of FIFA arrested Wednesday in Zurich, in corruption case

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The action was taken at the specific request of American legal authorities following an investigation led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. The US federal charges include racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud .The six arrested include: Jeffrey Webb – head of the confederation for North and Central America and the Caribbean, Concacaf; Jack Warner, former Fifa vice-president; Costa Rica’s national football chief Eduardo Li; Uruguay’s Eugenio Figueredo, president of South American football governing body Conmebol; Brazil’s Jose Maria Marin, a member of Fifa’s club committee. They allegedly accepted bribes worth $150m (£65m; €92m) over 20 years. Computers and documents were seized Wednesday at FIFA’s offices in Zurich.

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