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More Problems For FIFA: Swiss AG Investigating Blatter

The investigation is the latest development in one of the biggest corruption scandals in organized sports.

By Ben Lawson | September 25, 2015

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is facing a criminal investigation by the Swiss attorney general's office.

The office says the investigation is in regard to contracts Blatter signed with the Caribbean Football Union that were "unfavorable for FIFA." (Video via The Guardian)

The authorities are also looking into a possible "disloyal payment" from Blatter to Michel Platini. Platini is the head of the Union of European Football Associations and was hoping to fill Blatter's shoes as FIFA president when Blatter resigns in February. (Video via BBC)

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On Friday, Swiss authorities raided FIFA's headquarters and seized data from Blatter's office. (Video via CCTV)

This comes four months into one of the biggest corruption scandals in organized sports. 

The U.S. and Swiss governments both announced investigations into FIFA in May. The investigations cover actions as far back as the early '90s. Authorities are looking into more than $150 million in kickbacks for TV contracts and questioning how World Cup host sites were awarded.

Thirteen people have been arrested so far, including nine current or former FIFA officials.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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