U.S. files request to extradite FIFA officials
ZURICH - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday. Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said the requests were received July 1, within the 40- day deadline required. They are based on a U.S. federal probe into alleged bribery and racketeering worth more than $150 million involving high-ranking officials at soccer's world governing body. All seven men, who face around 20 years in prison, have already objected to extradition.