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According to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, bribery and corruption have been going on in at FIFA, the world football body for at least 24 years as officials solicited bribes from sports marketing firms and others surrounding its marquee events. Per ESPN:

Lynch spoke on Wednesday in New York as U.S. federal charges were unveiled against 14 people, including nine former or current FIFA officials, in a sweeping investigation. She said the extradition process was already underway but stressed that there are no allegations that football games or tournaments were influenced by corruption.

U.S. officials said those arrested include FIFA vice presidents Jeffrey Webb from the Cayman Islands and Eugenio Figueredo of Uruguay; as well as Eduardo Li of Costa Rica, Julio Rocha of Nicaragua, Costas Takkas of Britain, Rafael Esquivel of Venezuela and Jose Maria Marin of Brazil.
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