Prosecutors Say That Fifa Officials Pocketed $150 Million

America’s top prosecutors on Wednesday accused nine senior current or former Fifa officials of “hijacking” international football to run “a World Cup of fraud” to line their pockets by $150m.
Loretta Lynch, the US attorney general, said the Fifa officials had allegedly run a “rampant, systemic and deep-rooted” scheme to “acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks”.
As she announced charges against the nine officials, seven of whom were arrested in dawn raids at a five-star hotel in Switzerland, Lynch said: “They were expected to uphold the rules that keep soccer honest, and protect the integrity of the game."