Shocking intimidation as FIFA corruption probe enters its fifth year

17 May 2019

FIFA
Photo: Getty Images Four years after Swiss police raids on the Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich ahead of a FIFA electoral congress, arguably the most high-profile investigation in Swiss criminal history has seen no charges laid.

Shocking examples of witness intimidation revealed at FIFA trials.

Swiss attorney general under scrutiny for Infantino links.

US authorities claim to have ten years’ worth of evidence to investigate.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

Shocking new details have emerged that demonstrate the levels of intimidation witnesses encountered during the 2017 FIFA trials in New York.

Newly unsealed court documents reveal how defendants and potential witnesses received anonymous death threats, were threatened with extortion, were outed to local media, and had offices burgled after meeting prosecutors.

In one particularly chilling case, a witness even found the family dog dead with its throat slashed.

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