‘Possible Money Laundering’ Reported In Swiss Banks

The corruption case at FIFA keeps on getting interesting by the day. As days pass on we are getting to know new details surrounding FIFA as well as how their awarded World Cup bids. In addition to all this we are also learning new details regarding the some of the top members of FIFA. For instance, Chuck Blazer, whom we have just learned that was working undercover with the FBI so as to help in fighting and bring people responsible with corruption to book. 

The new reports regarding corruption at FIFA has touched on Swiss banks. According to reports, there are currently over 53 cases stemming from money laundering that are currently being investigated by Swiss prosecutors. All the cases have been tired to World Cup allocation for 2018 and 2022. 

According to the Swiss attorney general, Michael Lauber, who has describe the corruption cases at FIFA as being “extremely complex”, started that the money laundering incident was reported by Swiss banks. Lauber went on to add that his office is currently in the process of analyzing a “huge amount” of data that had been obtained from FIFA. The U.S. have also been conducting their own investigation as they seek to eradicate the corruption that is in FIFA.   

There had lots of talk after the hosting rights for FIFA 2018 and 2022 were given to Russia and Qatar with many questioning the manner in which the two countries were awarded the bid even though their climates are not suited to ghost football matches. Ever since those two contries were awarded the rights FIFA has been watched very carefully by many people. Some of which claimed that there was a lot of corruption going on in FIFA.

 

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