U.S. expects further criminal charges in soccer corruption probe

U.S. expects further criminal charges in soccer corruption probe

ZURICH (Reuters) – U.S. authorities have expanded their investigations into corruption within global soccer & expect to file additional criminal charges, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday.

"What I can say is that, separate & apart from the pending indictment, our investigation remains active & ongoing, & has in fact expanded since May," Lynch said at a news conference alongside Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.

"Based upon that cooperation (with Swiss authorities) & new evidence, we do anticipate pursuing additional charges against individuals & entities," Lynch said.

As part of the separate Swiss investigation, Lauber said his office had seized property & flats in the Swiss Alps in connection with its FIFA probe.

(Reporting by Joshua Franklin, Mark Hosenball & Brian Homewood; Editing by Michael Shields)

Source: “Reuters”