October 23, 2016

US charges 16 more officials after earlier Zurich arrests

US officials investigating corruption at football’s world governing body Fifa have charged 16 more officials.

The new indictment, released by the Department of Justice in Washington, comes hours after the arrest of two Fifa vice-presidents in Zurich.

Former Brazil football federation chief Ricardo Teixeira was among those accused of being “involved in criminal schemes involving well over $200m (£132m) in bribes and kickbacks”.

Fifa said it would “fully co-operate”.

Current Brazil football president Marco Polo del Nero is also on the indictment.

The current and former senior football executives charged are:

Alfredo Hawit – Concacaf president
Ariel Alvarado – ex-Panamanian football official
Rafael Callejas – former president of Honduras football
Brayan Jimenez – Guatemala FA chief
Rafael Salguero – Guatemalan Fifa executive committee member
Hector Trujillo – general secretary of Guatemala FA
Reynaldo Vasquez – former El Salvador FA president
Juan Angel Napout – Conmebol president
Manuel Burga – former Peru FA president
Carlos Chavez – Bolivia football president
Luis Chiriboga – Ecuador football president
Marco Polo del Nero – Brazil football president
Eduardo Deluca – Conmebol general secretary
Jose Luis Meiszner – former Conmebol secretary general
Romer Osuna – Bolivia football audit and compliance committee chief
Ricardo Teixeira – former Brazil FA chief

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