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FCPA charges in Fifa scandal highly likely, say lawyers

By Rahul Rose

16 June 2015

FCPA charges in Fifa scandal highly likely, say lawyers Fifa headquarters in Zurich. Credit: MCaviglia on Flickr (CC BY-SA 3.0)

A senior DoJ FCPA prosecutor has suggested that Fifa employees fail to qualify as foreign officials, but lawyers say FCPA charges can still be brought against individuals and corporations caught up in the corruption scandal engulfing the world’s football governing body.