WASHINGTON — Five current and former members of FIFA's ruling executive committee were among 16 additional men indicted on corruption charges as part of U.S. prosecutors' widening investigation into soccer corruption.
Led away by Swiss federal police in a pre-dawn raid Thursday at a Zurich hotel were Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay, president of the South American confederation, and Alfredo Hawit of Honduras, head of the North and Central American and Caribbean governing body. The action came just before FIFA's executive committee met to approve reform measures.
Ricardo Teixeira, a former Brazilian federation head, also was indicted. He is the former son-in-law of Joao Havelange, who was FIFA's president from 1974-98.
Ten current and former members of FIFA's executive committee have now been charged.
Graham Dunbar And Eric Tucker, The Associated Press