Interpol hunts six in FIFA probe

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Interpol has put two former FIFA officials and four corporate executives on its wanted list for racketeering conspiracy and corruption.

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The international police organisation said it had placed “red notices” on the six at the request of the US authorities.

The US Attorney General’s office indicted nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives in late May, including the six sought by Interpol.

Former top FIFA executives Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago and Nicolas Leoz of Paraguay were both on Interpol’s list.

Alejandro Burzaco and Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, all of Argentina, and Brazilian Jose Margulies, also known as Jose Lazaro, are the others.

The six are wanted in the US face charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies over the course of 24 years.

According to US judicial authorities, Warner faces bribery charges and the sports executives are wanted for having “systematically paid and agreed to pay well over $US150 million in bribes and kickbacks to obtain lucrative media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments.”

Seven FIFA officials were separately arrested in Switzerland, last week in a broad operation that has cast a shadow on the prestigious football governing body.

The US probe includes allegations that FIFA forwarded a $10 million dollar payment from South Africa to an account controlled by Warner in connection with their election as 2010 World Cup hosts.

Swiss authorities are meanwhile also investigating the World Cup host elections for 2018 and 2022 in a separate probe.

Blatter on Tuesday announced his decision to resign, saying that the end of his 17-year tenure was necessary to give the federation a “profound overhaul.”

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