MLS - FIFA handed up $201 million in money seized from corrupt officials.

25.08.2021 21:50 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
MLS - FIFA handed up $201 million in money seized from corrupt officials.
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FIFA said on Tuesday that the US Department of Justice has agreed to send over $201 million in confiscated funds from corrupt football officials.

The majority of the funds come from legal actions brought by the United States in the aftermath of the "FIFAgate" scandal, which erupted in May 2015 with the arrest of seven world football executives in Zurich and led to the resignation of Sepp Blatter, FIFA's president since 1998, a few months later.

"This money was seized from the bank accounts of former officials who were involved in, and then prosecuted for, years of corruption schemes in football," said FIFA in a statement on its website.

Gianni Infantino, who replaced Blatter as the head of FIFA, welcomed the deal.