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US Attorney General: More FIFA Indictments Coming

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (R) attend a news conference on Swiss criminal proceedings regarding the allocation of the FIFA World Cup tournaments in 2018 and 2022, at the Conference of the International A

An investigation into corruption in world soccer that seriously implicates FIFA is widening, and more arrests appear likely.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday at a news conference in Zurich with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber that she expects more indictments and is hopeful the suspects will be extradited.

"We do anticipate being able to bring additional charges against individuals and entities," she said. "What I can say is that, separate and apart from the pending indictment, our investigation remains active and ongoing, and has in fact expanded since May."

There is no word yet on whether FIFA president Sepp Blatter would be targeted. Lynch did not comment on that.

Fourteen soccer and marketing officials were indicted in May by the U.S. Justice Department, and six guilty pleas were unsealed in a $150-million bribery and racketeering conspiracy.

Meanwhile, Swiss officials searched houses in western Switzerland, and seized evidence and properties in the Swiss Alps as part of a separate money-laundering investigation of World Cup bidding.

Lauber said 121 different bank accounts have been reported as suspicious by a Swiss financial intelligence unit.

Some material for this report came from AP, AFP and Reuters .