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US Indicts 16 More in Probe of World Soccer Corruption

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Five current and former members of FIFA's ruling executive committee are among 16 additional men who've been indicted on corruption charges. It's part of a widening investigation by U.S. prosecutors into soccer corruption.
    
Two men were led away by Swiss federal police in a pre-dawn raid today at a Zurich hotel. They were the president of the South American soccer confederation, Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay, and Alfredo Hawit, a Honduran who heads the North and Central American and Caribbean governing body.
    
The action came just before FIFA's executive committee met to approve reform measures.
    
Ricardo Teixeira, a former Brazilian federation head, also was indicted.
    
Ten current and former members of FIFA's executive committee have now been charged.

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