FIFA’s ongoing legal troubles have taken a turn for the worse (or the better, if you hate FIFA). Swiss authorities in Zurich arrested 16 more top-ranking officials in conjunction with the ongoing corruption investigation led by the U.S. Justice Department.
Many of today’s arrests took place at the Baur au Lac, the same hotel where numerous FIFA officials were arrested last May.
As the New York Times reports:
The Justice Department confirmed in a news release that Alfredo Hawit of Honduras and Juan Ángel Napout of Paraguay were among those charged. Mr. Hawit is the president of Concacaf, the regional confederation that includes North and Central America and the Caribbean. Mr. Napout is the president of Conmebol, the South American confederation. Both are FIFA vice presidents and members of the organization’s governing executive committee.
The Times also reports that the recent arrests have nearly doubled the size of the case.