Police Probe British Connection in FIFA Scandal

British police are investigating Fifa corruption after links to UK banks and meetings in London were discovered, the Telegraph has learnt. Sources confirmed that officers from the City of London are in contact with the FBI regarding the inquiry into World Cup corruption and have been “assisting” since the “early stages” of the investigation. The US indictment gives details of a meeting in London where bribes were agreed. It also alleges that bank accounts held by HSBC and Barclays were used to transfer funds and gives details of a payment to “an account of a luxury yacht manufacturer” in the UK. On Thursday the Government urged the Serious Fraud Office to investigate British links to the scandal. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, also said there was “a very, very strong case” for a change of leadership at the top of world football’s governing body.



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