Police Arrest FIFA Officials Suspected of Accepting Bribes

There are two major legal developments out of Zurich, home of the soccer world’s governing body.

Swiss police arrested six soccer officials, suspected of accepting bribes.

Now, Swiss prosecutors have opened a separate investigation related to awarding Russia and Qatar as the locations for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments.

The prosecutors’ office says they are looking into criminal mismanagement and money laundering in connection to the decision.

Prosecutors have seized electronic data and documents at FIFA’s headquarters.

Police plan to question 10 executive committee members who voted back in 2010.