After The Latest Indictments, Who's Left To Run FIFA?
Sixteen more current and former FIFA officials have been indicted on corruption charges, which creates a power vacuum at the top of the organization.By Grant Suneson | December 3, 2015
Just as FIFA officials were planning to discuss reform proposals for the global soccer governing body, the U.S. Justice Department released a new 93-count indictment against 16 past and present executives. Charges include money laundering, racketeering and wire fraud.
And with corruption so rampant, FIFA is drawing some unsavory comparisons.
“RICO is the phrase you hear, which is Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization, which is basically the law set up to go after the Mafia," Don Riddell said on CNN.