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Corruption, lying and murder top the weekly crimes list

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 01:25

FIFA officials charged with corruption, a former politician charged with lying, and a police officer charged with murder -- here are the top crime stories of the week. Diane Hodges reports.

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The soccer world was rocked this week when federal agents arrested nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives, in a law enforcement operation that spanned the globe. It was supervised out of the U.S. In New York, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who took office only last month, read out the accusations against the men. (SOUNDBITE)(English) U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH, SAYING: "....The 47-count indictment against these individuals includes charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies....." The officials are accused of accepting bribes to determine would would run the organization overseeing world soccer, where the games would be held and which companies would win the rights to televise them. In Mexico, police tracked down a former Los Angeles police officer who was wanted for murder. They met FBI agents in the middle of the international bridge to hand over 27-year-old Henry Solis. He's accused of shooting a man outside a nightclub east of Los Angeles last March. Authorities say Solis then fled to Ciudad Juarez, where he has relatives. And a man who was once third in the line of succession to the White House was accused of hiding payments to prevent embarrassing revelations about his past. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is accused of paying 3-and-a-half million dollars to someone in his former hometown of Yorkville, Illinois and then lying to federal agents who were investigating the payments.

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Corruption, lying and murder top the weekly crimes list

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 01:25