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FIFA: US authorities get hold of bank documents

Swiss justice officials say they have handed to US investigators documents relating to bank accounts, allegedly used in the FIFA corruption scandal.

The Federal Justice Office (FOJ) said the accounts were allegedly used for bribes connected with the granting of marketing rights to tournaments in Latin America and the US.

In addition, the FOJ said it had frozen around £54m in 13 bank accounts.

The action was taken in response to US requests for legal assistance.

World football’s governing body has been in turmoil for several months, following numerous allegations of corruption.

Some 14 people were indicted on corruption charges at the end of that month. Another 16 people were charged by the US Department of Justice on 3 December.


Culled from the BBC

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