/More Charges as FIFA Inquiry Widens

More Charges as FIFA Inquiry Widens


A statue at FIFA headquarters in Zurich. The Swiss police arrested more soccer officials on Thursday, widening the corruption scandal.

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United States officials unsealed a 236-page indictment on Thursday that described charges against some of the most powerful leaders of international soccer, including the current and former presidents of Brazil’s national federation and top executives of FIFA, the sport’s governing body.

The new charges hit South and Central American soccer leaders particularly hard.

The unsealed indictment lists the 16 new defendants: Alfredo Hawit; Ariel Alvarado; Rafael Callejas; Brayan Jiménez; Rafael Salguero; Héctor Trujillo; Reynaldo Vasquez; Juan Ángel Napout; Manuel Burga; Carlos Chávez; Luís Chiriboga; Marco Polo del Nero; Eduardo Deluca; José Luis Meiszner; Romer Osuna; Ricardo Teixeira.

Mr. Callejas is the former president of Honduras.

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