Soccer and corruption

Keywords: Corruption | Extradition

The Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) is supporting an investigation against soccer functionaries and bribary suspects in the context of international mutual legal assistance. The US authorities suspect them of having received or paid bribes totaling in the millions in the context of awarding media, marketing and sponsoring rights in connection with soccer tournaments in Latin Amercia.

Note

Regarding irregularities in connection with soccer tournaments, proceedings are under way on two separate fronts:

  • Firstly, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York is conducting a criminal investigation into the awarding of media, marketing and sponsorship rights for soccer tournaments in the United States and Latin America. The Federal Office of Justice is supporting this investigation in the context of international mutual legal assistance and will decide on any extradition and legal assistance requests.
  • Secondly, the Office of the Attorney General is conducting a criminal investigation into the selection of Russia as the host country for the 2018 World Cup and Qatar as the host country for 2022. Please address any inquiries concerning the Swiss investigation to the Office of the Attorney General.

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Contact

Ingrid Ryser Federal Office of Justice
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+41 58 462 48 48
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Inquiries concerning the Swiss investigation

André Marty Attorney General of Switzerland
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+41 58 464 32 40
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