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Criminal proceedings could finally be launched over the FIFA scandal in the UK after the head of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) revealed it was examining potential "money-laun­dering"

5 November 2015

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David Green, the SFO director, confirmed that his organisation had obtained some “new information” about allegations of corruption by senior officials at football's world governing body.

Green told a Culture, Media and Sport select committee hearing that the SFO had yet to launch a formal investigation into FIFA due to insufficient evidence that offences happened in the UK.

But he added: “We are still examining issues around possible money-laundering, and I won't be able to go into detail as new information has come to us quite recently.”

Green defended the SFO's failure to launch formal proceedings in the wake of the United States Department of Justice and Attorney General of Switzerland's criminal action against FIFA in May.

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