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US prosecutors to give update on FIFA cases


Bern – Federal prosecutors leading investigations of corruption in international football are to hold a joint news conference in FIFA’s home city.

The office of Switzerland’s attorney general Michael Lauber says he and US counterpart Loretta Lynch will give updates on their cases on September 14.

Lauber’s office says the news conference will explain the “status of the two criminal proceedings.”

Lynch is scheduled to visit Zurich for an annual conference of federal prosecutors hosted by Lauber’s office.

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Her American case alleges widespread bribery, fraud, money laundering and racketeering in the award of hosting and broadcasting rights for the World Cup and other international tournaments.

The Swiss case focuses on possible money laundering during the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, won by Russia and Qatar, respectively.

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