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Swiss police raid FIFA for evidence

Posted: 5:17 AM, Jun 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-03 08:17:46-04
Swiss police raid FIFA for evidence

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's attorney general's office says it conducted a new raid on FIFA to seize evidence in its ongoing investigations of Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke.

The federal prosecution office says of the search on Thursday that "documents and electronic data were seized and will now be examined to determine their relevance to the ongoing proceedings."

Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber opened criminal proceedings against former FIFA president Blatter last September, and in March against former FIFA secretary general Valcke.

Both are suspected of criminal mismanagement of FIFA money.

Lauber's office said it "carried out a search of FIFA's headquarters on (Thursday) with the aim of confirming existing findings and obtaining further information."

Blatter and Valcke deny wrongdoing but were banned for six and 12 years, respectively, by FIFA's ethics committee.