Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner is among nine FIFA officials indicted by the Department of Justice on corruption-related charges.
Nine FIFA officials and five recreations marketing executives have been charged with racketeering, money laundering, wire fraud along with other defenses by the US Department of Justice, and US officials say that the investigation into corruption at FIFA and its particular member companies is only starting.
The formal announcement of this charges was made Wednesday morning, hours after an operation that is dramatic Swiss authorities to arrest many of the FIFA professionals charged in the event while they set to satisfy at FIFA head office in Zurich.
The arrests, which were made instead peacefully and without incident, occurred at the five-star Baur au Lac hotel.
The defendants are anticipated to be extradited to the United States in short order.
The DoJ was able to bring costs contrary to the foreign nationals active in the instance due to aspects of US law that allow for indictments if there clearly was any connection to the United States at all, such as meetings taking place on American soil or if money tangled up in a scheme passed through American monetary organizations.
Switzerland posseses an extradition treaty aided by the United States that ensures they will start suspects for most crimes, with the exception of tax-related charges.