FIFA allegations, arrests, and re-elections

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as the president of FIFA in a vote that was overshadowed by corruption allegations and numerous arrests. Blatter was running against Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein who forced a second round of voting but decided to fall out of the race. Due to this falling out, Blatter was named President of FIFA by default. Leading up to this election, seven top FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland as part of a US investigation that indicted fourteen people. These officials were indicted on charges of racketeering, bribery, wire fraud and money laundering. Following the detention of these officials, US Department of Justice released a lengthy statement which accused them of enriching themselves for the past 24years by accepting bribes from up to US$150M, starting in 1991.  Jack Warner, a former FIFA Vice President hailing from Trinidad, is also accused of soliciting US$10M in bribes from South Africa over the hosting of the 2010 World Cup. Warner turned himself into Police custody after police issued a release for his arrest. Warner was granted bail for a whopping US$394,601M but spent over night due to a delay in approval of documents.  Three executive members of the Football Federation of Belize (FFB), Ruperto Vicente, Michael Blease and Sergio Chuc also attended the 65th FIFA congress in Switzerland. Vicente told local media that he could not give information on the arrests because he did not know the reasons why they were arrested. Re-elected President Sepp Blatter said that he will try and kick out corruption in this term and that he will leave FIFA on a strong note.vlcsnap-2015-06-01-09h21m12s165 download vlcsnap-2015-06-01-09h21m02s61

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