2 High-Ranking FIFA Officials Arrested In Zurich

The New York Times reports Alfredo Hawit of Honduras and Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay were arrested on bribery charges.
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2 High-Ranking FIFA Officials Arrested In Zurich

Authorities have arrested more high-ranking FIFA officials in Switzerland at the same hotel where a number of FIFA officials were arrested months ago. 

The New York Times, which again happened to have a reporter there, reports Alfredo Hawit of Honduras and Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay were arrested at the hotel in this latest raid. (Video via CCTV)

Hawit is the president of CONCACAF and Napout is the president of CONMEBOL. Both are also FIFA vice presidents. 

The pair were arrested for allegedly accepting millions of dollars in bribes, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said. (Video via BBC)

The arrests took place at the five-star Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, the same one where FIFA officials were arrested in May. FIFA members are there again to vote on reforms to protect the association from corruption.

Both of the officials arrested in Zurich are now awaiting extradition to the U.S. 

After the latest arrests, FIFA says it will continue to cooperate with both Swiss and U.S. authorities. 

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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