“Today, we are announcing a superseding indictment,” Lynch stated. “A federal Grand Jury in Brooklyn has returned a 92-count superseding indictment, which includes charges against 16 new defendants, all of whom are current or former soccer officials.”
Lynch added that the authorities are working to extradite to the United States current FIFA vice presidents Alfredo Hawit and Juan Angel Napout, who were arrested in Zurich earlier on Thursday.
“Eight additional defendants have agreed to plead guilty for their involvement in the corruption schemes that we have outlined,” Lynch stated.
The attorney general noted that the soccer officials, indicted in the FIFA probe, have solicited and received more than $200 million.