‘Money-laundering incidents’ probed

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Published: Wednesday 17th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Switzerland’s attorney-general says banks have noted 53 possible money-laundering incidents in an investigation into the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cup bidding contests.

Michael Lauber said the “suspicious bank relations” were reported within the framework of anti-money laundering regulations.

He added he “does not exclude” interviewing Fifa president Sepp Blatter and secretary-general Jerome Valcke in the future.

Addressing the media for the first time since the Swiss investigation into Fifa was announced three weeks ago, Mr Lauber said the case is “huge and complex”.

Mr Lauber declined to discuss a timetable for the case which targets “criminal mismanagement and money-laundering” in the bidding contests which sent the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar.

Fifa began the case by filing a criminal complaint against “persons unknown” last November.

Published: Wednesday 17th June 2015 by The News Editor

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