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U.S. charges 16 FIFA officials in widening probe

A logo sits on a podium ahead of a news conference at the FIFA headquarters following an executive committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Swiss authorities arrested two FIFA vice presidents in their Zurich hotel at dawn on Thursday, repeating tactics used six months earlier, as a U.S.-led corruption probe of international soccer's governing body widens and FIFA itself finalizes proposals to overhaul its governance rules. Photographer: Alessandro Della Bella/Bloomberg

Federal prosecutors in the United States on Thursday announced criminal charges against 16 FIFA officials, alleging they were part of a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves while overseeing the world governing body of soccer. The 92-count indictment, which includes charges of racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud, expands a corruption ...

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