Now 16 FIFA execs named in Julius Baer money laundering probe

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By Paul Nicholson

May 27 – Details are slowly emerging that as many as 16 bank accounts were held by FIFA officials at Swiss private bank Julius Baer, with at least four of them held by officials indicted by the US Department of Justice in its investigation into FIFA corruption and money laundering.

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FIFA ethics calls for 2-year ban for Niersbach over Germany 2006 bid

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By Andrew Warshaw

May 20 – The career of Wolfgang Niersbach (pictured), for so long the rising star of German football administration who was touted as a potential leader of UEFA, has suffered a potentially fatal blow with FIFA’s ethics committee recommending a two-year ban and a SFr30,000 fine be imposed on him following  an investigation of Germany’s 2006 World Cup bid.

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