Zurich (AP) six football officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday to delivery on request by US authorities after a RAID at a luxury hotel in Zurich.
The officials are the World Football League in the Switzerland for the FIFA Congress and the presidential elections, where General Sepp Blatter is expected to a fifth term at the helm of the Federation to win.
Blatter among men under arrest was not, FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio told The Associated Press.
“He is not involved,” said de Gregorio.
Blatter is scheduled to a meeting of the African Football Federation at 10:30 (0830 GMT) in an other Centre Zurich hotel.
The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement, the US authorities that six officials suspect the receipt or paid bribes amounting to millions of dollars, and that the crimes have been decided and prepared in the United States, and carried the payments via U.S.Banks.
The FOJ said the US prosecutor investigating people suspected of accepting bribes and kick-backs between the early 1990s Eastern District of New York and now.
“Corruption suspect members of the sports media and sports promotion company allegedly on rules, the soccer officials (FIFA delegates) and other officials of FIFA organizations in amounting to more than $ 100 million, to pay”, the year statement said. “On the other hand, it is believed that they receive media, marketing and sponsorship rights relating to football tournaments in Latin America.”
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