Swiss authorities seize IT data from FIFA headquarters
Swiss authorities have seized data from the headquarters of FIFA in Zurich as part of its ongoing investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Championships.
Prosecutor General of the country seized IT data from various senior officials Wednesday, including president Sepp Blatter, General Secretary Jerome Valcke and CFO Markus Kattner, after Richard Conway of the BBC.
FIFA said Conway that they complied with the seizure of data, and denied that the seizure was conducted as a raid into the FIFA headquarters.
Swiss authorities announced 27 May that you are looking for in the tender of the two world championships – which Russia and Qatar were awarded – after the arrests before the annual FIFA Congress. The arrests took place in a luxury hotel just two days before Blatter won re-election conducted for a fifth term.
The FBI announced the following week that they arrested also looking into the bidding process, along with other charges against 14 people.
FIFA announced earlier Wednesday that it suspended the bidding process for the World Cup in 2026 in the midst of the investigation.
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