Swiss authorities have made a new round of arrests in the FIFA corruption scandal, detaining a group of FIFA officials at the same Zurich hotel where the first round of arrests took place in May.
The New York Times reported Thursday that more than a dozen people were expected to face charges after the latest arrests at the Baur au Lac hotel. The Times reported that several of the officials were from South and Central America and were suspected of involvement in racketeering, money laundering, and fraud.
The report named Alfredo Hawit of Honduras, president of CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, and Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay, president of South American soccer`s CONMEBOL governing body, among those arrested.
On November 18, suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter and European football chief Michel Platini lost their appeals against provisional 90-days bans by the FIFA ethics committee.