Serious Fraud Office Says it is Looking at Material Relating to Fifa Allegations

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has said it is actively assessing material relating to alleged corrupt payments to officials connected to Fifa.
There had been suggestions that British authorities could open up a new front in the global investigations into world football’s governing body after the US Department of Justice issued a 47-count indictment charging 14 defendants with racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering conspiracies.
While a criminal investigation has not been launched by the SFO, it released a statement on Friday which said: “The SFO continues actively to assess material in its possession and has made plain that it stands ready to assist continuing international criminal investigations.”