Lynch anticipates further arrests in FIFA investigation

Sep 16, 2015, 07:45 IST | PA Sport

New York: FIFA is facing fresh turmoil after US attorney general Loretta Lynch warned new arrests and charges are likely as a result of the FBI investigations into football-related corruption.

Lynch, speaking in Zurich, said new charges and arrests against "individuals and entities" were anticipated.

Meanwhile, the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber confirmed that an investigation is taking place into FIFA's sale of World Cup TV rights — signed off by Sepp Blatter — to disgraced former official Jack Warner for a fraction of their true worth.

Lauber also revealed that assets including flats in the Swiss Alps had been seized by his investigators, on suspicion of being used for money-laundering purposes, and that 121 different bank accounts have been brought to the attention of the task force.

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