FIFA Files Criminal Complaint But Can't Escape Criticism
FIFA has filed criminal charges against individuals involved in bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but is it just trying to cover its tail?By Sebastian Martinez | November 18, 2014
Looks like FIFA and its President Sepp Blatter are trying to shake accusations of corruption by filing criminal complaints against some unidentified individuals involved in the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
FIFA lodged the complaint Tuesday with authorities in Switzerland, where the organization is headquartered, because of suspicion that "international transfers of assets with connections to Switzerland took place, which merit examination by the criminal prosecution authorities."
This comes less than a week after the governing body's ethics chair released a report that cleared Qatar and Russia of wrongdoing — a report that was criticized by FIFA's chief investigator Michael Garcia. (Video via SPOX)