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Soccer organization sues 2 charged in FIFA scandal

  • FILE - In this June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner speaks during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In papers filed earlier this week in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football accuses former FIFA officials Jack Warner and Charles Blazer of making a fortune through embezzlement, allegations that mirror those in a sprawling U.S. criminal investigation that has resulted in charges against several top soccer officials. The suit accuses the pair of negotiating bribes and kickbacks in connection with lucrative broadcasting rights for tournaments including CONCACAF's Gold Cup championship. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)

    FILE - In this June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner speaks during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In papers filed earlier this week in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football accuses former FIFA officials Jack Warner and Charles Blazer of making a fortune through embezzlement, allegations that mirror those in a sprawling U.S. criminal investigation that has resulted in charges against several top soccer officials. The suit accuses the pair of negotiating bribes and kickbacks in connection with lucrative broadcasting rights for tournaments including CONCACAF's Gold Cup championship. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2008, file photo, CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer, left, and President Jack Warner chat during a news conference in Miami.  In papers filed earlier this week in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football accuses the two former FIFA officials of making a fortune through embezzlement, allegations that mirror those in a sprawling U.S. criminal investigation that has resulted in charges against several top soccer officials. The suit accuses the pair of negotiating bribes and kickbacks in connection with lucrative broadcasting rights for tournaments including CONCACAF's Gold Cup championship. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2008, file photo, CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer, left, and President Jack Warner chat during a news conference in Miami. In papers filed earlier this week in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football accuses the two former FIFA officials of making a fortune through embezzlement, allegations that mirror those in a sprawling U.S. criminal investigation that has resulted in charges against several top soccer officials. The suit accuses the pair of negotiating bribes and kickbacks in connection with lucrative broadcasting rights for tournaments including CONCACAF's Gold Cup championship. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)  (The Associated Press)

The soccer federation covering North and Central America and the Caribbean has sued two defendants in the FIFA (FEE'-fuh) bribery scandal.

The lawsuit filed this week in New York City accuses former FIFA officials Jack Warner and Charles Blazer of defrauding CONCACAF (KAHN'-kuh-kaf) out of tens of millions of dollars.

Both men were charged in a sprawling U.S. investigation that's resulted in criminal charges against several top soccer officials from across the globe.

Blazer has pleaded guilty and has cooperated in the FIFA probe. One of his attorneys declined comment Friday.

Warner is in Trinidad and Tobago fighting extradition. He's denied any wrongdoing.