U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday that she anticipated “pursuing additional charges against individuals and entities” in the government’s ongoing probe into corruption within FIFA and soccer more generally.
Lynch made the statement at a joint news conference with Swiss authorities in Zurich, where she touted the breadth of the investigation as well as the cooperation with other authorities:
Separate and apart from the pending indictment, our investigation remains active and it is ongoing. And it in fact has expanded since May. As I made clear at our initial announcement, the scope of our investigation is not limited, and we are following the evidence where it leads. I am grateful for the significant cooperation and substantial evidence that we have received from all quarters. Based upon that cooperation and new evidence, we do anticipate pursuing additional charges against individuals and entities. The problem of corruption in soccer is global, and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to support a global response.
Lynch’s Swiss counterpart Michael Lauber also announced that he was specifically looking into an undervalued television rights contract that FIFA president Sepp Blatter signed, awarding the rights to the arrested former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner. Here’s The Guardian on the details of what Lauber is investigating: