Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FIFA Officials Arrested!

In a major move overnight, Swiss officials conducted overnight raids on several five-star hotels in Zurich, arresting seven FIFA officials on a range of corruption charges. This ahead of Friday's vote for FIFA presidency means additional pressure on the Sepp Blatter, who must know that the cops are just behind him. Does this mean that the Qatar World Cup in 2022, the bid for which is at the center of these charges, is under threat? Let's hope so. Can't wait to see Blatter in the dock.

More from the New York Times here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/sports/soccer/fifa-officials-arrested-on-corruption-charges-blatter-isnt-among-them.html?_r=0

2 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

According to the post I put on facebook, the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI are behind the arrests and they plan to make more . I think the Swiss merely followed their lead and will continue to do so. I sure hope Blatter fries, but it seems too good to be true.

2:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More explosive news out of Zurich and New York about the on-going FIFA scandal. 14 people have now been arrested on charges ranging from racketeering to wire fraud to money laundering spanning two decades.

New US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has just wrapped up a press conference in New York in which she said, "Many of the individuals we will describe today were entrusted with keeper soccer open and accessible to all. Instead they corrupted the business of worldwide soccer to serve their interests and enrich themselves. The 14 defendants charged in this indictment include high ranking officials of FIFA, leaders of regional and other governing bodies under the FIFA umbrella and sports marketing executives who, according to the indictment, paid millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks to obtain lucrative media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments." Wow!

2:32 PM  

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