5/27/2015

An #Outsider Newsflash (5/27/2015): On the #FIFA Arrests

We have been assessing the #FIFA arrests with a sense of horror as we have reviewed all the latest reporting on it.    The corruption allegations have been on-going for years--now it has come to a head as the Swiss authorities arrested top FIFA officials at their meeting in Switerzland.   We received this at our offices from Professor Turley earlier today.

It will be interesting if the current President of FIFA will be re-elected in light of this latest challenge being faced:


“For the Game, For the World”: Swiss Police Raid FIFA Meeting And Arrest Senior Officials in Sweeping Corruption Investigation

by jonathanturley
Flag_of_FIFA.svgSepp_Blatter_Nov_2013_ZurichFor those of us who have been vocal critics of the flagrant and open corruption of FIFA, there is finally some good news. Swiss authorities swooped into a hotel Wednesday and arrested some of the top soccer officers on corruption charges in the United States. The police notably went to one of the most expensive hotels in the world where these officials were treating themselves to another gold-plated over-the-top meeting with views of the Alps and Lake Zurich. They were led from the five-star hotel in an early morning raid, but many will be disappointed that one official remained in his luxury hotel room untouched: Sepp Blatter (right), FIFA’s longtime president who has ruled over one of the most corrupt organizations in sports for years. While the slogan of FIFA is "For the Game. For the World," it has been run for the benefit of its leadership for decades. This prosecution, not FIFA, can be properly embraced as "For the Game. For the World."
 
 
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