Paraguay authorities raid CONMEBOL offices in FIFA probe

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Posted: Jan 07, 2016 7:59 PM
Paraguay authorities raid CONMEBOL offices in FIFA probe

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguayan authorities raided the headquarters of the South American soccer confederation Thursday in connection to the sprawling FIFA probe being led by U.S. and Swiss prosecutors.

The U.S. Justice Department last year indicted several top soccer officials and businessmen in an alleged scheme that involved receiving bribes for broadcast rights to Copa America games.

The men charged include Juan Angel Napout, Nicolas Leoz and Eugenio Figueredo, former presidents of the confederation known as CONMEBOL, which has its offices in Asuncion.

A statement from the Public Ministry said investigators were combing the headquarters in search of documents or information on computer hard drives related to the FIFA case.