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FIFA donated thousands to Clinton Foundation

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Soccer’s governing body, embroiled this week in an international corruption investigation, has contributed money to the Clinton Foundation, records show.

The Federacion Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is listed on the foundation’s website as giving between $50,001 and $100,000. It did not specify when FIFA donated, nor the exact amount.

{mosads}The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced charges on Wednesday against nine FIFA officials. It unsealed a 47-count indictment against the officials and five other corporate executives for claims of money laundering, racketeering and wire fraud.

The agency additionally said Swiss law enforcement officials were probing FIFA for its allocation of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments to Russia and Qatar.

The Clinton Foundation also lists the “Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee” as a former donor.

Qatar’s committee for hosting a World Cup reportedly gave between $250,000 and $500,000 through 2014, the foundation’s website said.

The indictment launched on Wednesday accuses U.S. and South American executives of using more than $150 million “in bribes and kickbacks to obtain lucrative media and marketing rights” for international soccer tournaments.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch slammed FIFA, saying corruption in soccer “is rampant, systematic and deep-rooted both abroad and here in the United States.”

Critics have questioned FIFA’s decision-making on World Cup assignments given human rights abuses in host nations, including both Qatar and Russia. 

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