FBI Focuses FIFA Investigation on Organization’s Leader, Sepp Blatter

By Steve Neavling

The primary target of the widening FIFA investigation has become the organization’s president, Sepp Blatter, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Citing two sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, the Times writes that Blatter has become the focus of an investigation into bribery by the soccer’s world governing body.

“He’s a target,” said one of the sources. “He has been for a while.”

The goal among prosecutors is to get help from the 14 others who have been indicted to learn the extent of the rigging of soccer venues and other criminal violations that are alleged.

Blatter announced his resignation Tuesday morning, just before news broke that he was a primary target of the investigation .

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