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US prosecutors allege 'World Cup' of soccer fraud

US Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch attends an announcment on charges against FIFA officials at a news conference on May 27, 2015 in New YorkThe United States accused soccer officials of corrupting a sport loved by billions Wednesday, warning the investigation is not over and seeking the extradition of suspects arrested in Switzerland. Attorney General Loretta Lynch unveiled the fruits of a complex, international investigation, spanning years, after seven soccer officials were arrested in Zurich in dawn-raids by Swiss police at US request. The 47-count US indictment charges 14 soccer officials and marketing executives with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies that span 24 years beginning in 1991.

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