FIFA, the comically corrupt governing body of international soccer, has suffered hard times of late: several executives were collared by the law, it became apparent that World Cup hosting rights floated on a sea of bribery, and an expensively-financed biopic of glorious leader Sepp Blatter bombed at the box office.
Blatter himself escaped serious trouble throughout the crisis, though he was ultimately forced to promise resignation—a promise he has yet failed to fulfill.
Swiss prosecutors have provided an incentive, however, in the form of long hoped-for criminal proceedings against The Blatt. USA TODAY:
The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) opened criminal proceedings against FIFA president Sepp Blatter for possible criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of FIFA money.
After Friday's meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee, Blatter's scheduled news conference was cancelled and he was interrogated by the OAG.
Blatter's office at FIFA headquarters in Zurich was searched and data was seized.