Hours after two high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich by Swiss officials, the U.S. Justice Department has charged 16 more.
Of the 16 men indicted on for racketeering conspiracy and corruption charges were five current and former members of the international soccer league's ruling executive committee.
"The message from this announcement should be clear to every culpable individual who remains in the shadows, hoping to evade our investigation: You will not wait us out. You will not escape our focus," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement Thursday about the 92-count indictment.
Those named in the unsealed indictment are: Alfredo Hawit; Ariel Alvarado; Rafael Callejas; Brayan Jimenez; Rafael Salguero; Hector Trujillo; Reynaldo Vasquez; Juan Angel Napout; Manuel Burga; Carlos Chavez; Luis Chiriboga; Marco Polo del Nero; Eduardo Deluca; Jose Luis Meiszner; Romer Osuna; and Ricardo Teixeira.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com