2006 World Cup probe: Police swoop on ex-FIFA secretary

Updated: Dec 01, 2016, 10:15 IST | AFP |

A Swiss corruption probe into the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany was broadened yesterday to include former FIFA general secretary Urs Linsi

Geneva: A Swiss corruption probe into the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany was broadened yesterday to include former FIFA general secretary Urs Linsi.

Switzerlands attorney general's office (OAG) opened an investigation last year into fraud and money laundering allegations against four members of the 2006 World Cup organising committee.

But the authorities said it was also investigating Linsi, who served as FIFA's secretary general from June 1999 through June 2007. OAG said that on November 23 "it conducted house searches at various locations in the German-speaking part of Switzerland."

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