Switzerland freezes millions of Swiss francs related to FIFA

ZURICH, Rabi’I 06, 1437, December 17, 2015, SPA — The Swiss Justice Ministry said it had frozen millions of Swiss francs related to world soccer body FIFA, a spokesman said on Thursday, confirming a media report, according to Reuters.

“U.S. authorities asked for documents related to 50 accounts at different banks, through which corruption money is supposed to have transited,” ministry spokesman Folco Galli said in a statement, confirming a report by Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger.

He said a “high double-digit million amount” had been frozen following the U.S. query.
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