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U.S., Swiss attorney generals to give joint press conference on FIFA investigation

Loretta Lynch, Brent Larrabee

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch listens to East Haven Police Chief Brent Larrabee, left, speak during a community policing tour, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in East Haven, Conn. Lynch is in Connecticut to highlight improvements in relations between police and Latinos since four officers were arrested in 2012 on abuse charges. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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We’re just a few weeks away from further information on the strength of the cases against Sepp Blatter’s FIFA.

The attorney generals for the United States and Switzerland will give updates on both country’s investigations into corruption at soccer’s governing body on Sept. 14.

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Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber will host Loretta Lynch in Zurich for the event. And there’s some typical swagger from the law in the location of the press conference, courtesy the Associated Press:

Lynch and Lauber will also share a stage earlier on Sept. 14, at a closed-door session of the four-day International Association of Prosecutors event.

Lauber will host a discussion with Lynch and federal prosecutors from Britain, France and Russia titled “International Cooperation (white collar crime, money laundering and corruption).”

Their news conference will take place at the same Renaissance Zurich Tower hotel which in May hosted delegates from the CONCACAF and CONMEBOL football bodies for the Americas whose reputations have been shredded by Lynch’s case.


What will we learn in two weeks time? Will Lynch and Lauber imply more about Sepp Blatter’s involvement, or at least be a bit more clear in where they’ve found the wrongdoing? It’s certainly something worth looking forward to it.

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