DOJ Charges 16 Additional Individuals with FIFA-Related Corruption; Swiss Authorities Arrest Two High-Ranking FIFA Members
On December 3, 2015 the DOJ charged an additional 16 individuals in connection with the DOJs ongoing corruption investigation into FIFA. The new indictment included a number of high ranking FIFA members, including Alfredo Hawit, the president of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and vice-president of FIFA, and Juan Angel Napout, the president of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and a member of the FIFA executive committee. Both of these individuals were arrested by Swiss authorities in Zurich and are opposing extradition to the United States. With the additional 16 individuals, a total of 41 people and entities have now been charged as part of the DOJs ongoing investigation. Previous FCPA Scorecard coverage of the FIFA investigations can be found here.