Friday, 17 July 2015

Bolivian football chief arrested

Head of Bolivian Football Federation Carlos Chavez arrested over Fifa corruption investigation, officials say
The president of Bolivia's Football Federation has been arrested as part of a corruption investigation, officials say.
Carlos Chavez is also the treasurer of the South American Football Confederation, Conmebol. The arrest was triggered by a wide-ranging corruption inquiry into the sport's world governing body Fifa. A number of other national football executives are also being investigated.

Mr Chavez is accused of "alleged corruption in the management of resources", Bolivia's public prosecutor said. Fifa is facing claims of widespread corruption after Swiss police raided a hotel in Zurich - where Fifa is based - and arrested seven of its top executives last month. The seven were held at the request of the US justice department which has charged 14 current and former Fifa officials and associates on charges of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption.
Also in May, Swiss prosecutors opened separate criminal proceedings "against persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering" in connection with the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

HENRY E. J Williams

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