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Lynch: more arrests expected in FIFA corruption probe

US attorney general expects new arrests in FIFA probe; Alpine property seized in Swiss case

Lynch: more arrests expected in FIFA corruption probe

ZURICH (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she expects more indictments in a widening investigation of corruption implicating FIFA.

Lynch says "we do anticipate being able to bring additional charges against individuals and entities."

In May, Lynch's department indicted 14 soccer and marketing officials and unsealed six guilty pleas in a $150 million bribery and racketeering conspiracy.

Lynch did not comment Monday on whether FIFA President Sepp Blatter is targeted.

In a separate investigation of money laundering in World Cup bidding, Swiss federal agencies have seized properties in the Swiss Alps.

Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber says houses were also searched in western Switzerland and evidence was seized.

Lauber says 121 different bank accounts have been reported as suspicious by a Swiss financial intelligence unit.

Updated : 2021-09-20 23:37 GMT+08:00