|FIFA officials arrested in Zurich.|
Some extra ordinary developments in Switzerland where FIFA officials are gathered for the friday's FIFA elections.Several top Fifa officials have been arrested on corruption charges in an early-morning police operation in Zurich, according to reports.
The New York Times claims that more than a dozen plain-clothed officers descended on theplush five-star Baur au Lac hotel in the Swiss city on Wednesday morning.
The hotel is the setting for this year’s annual meeting of football’s world governing body.
Multiple arrests were made on allegations of widespread corruption.
It is expected that those arrested will face extradition proceedings to the United States where they could federal corruption charges may be waiting for them.
The charges stem from a joint investigation by the FBI and US tax authorities that has been ongoing since at least 2011, according to the New York Daily News website.
According to the reports prosecutors more than 10 officials may be indicted as part of the investigation.
Not all of the officials are believed to be in Zurich at present. But it is reported that Sepp Blatter, the president of Fifa, is not one of those arrested in the morning raids.
|FIFA President Sepp Blatter,not said to be among those arrested.|
An announcement is expected to be made in New York on Wednesday morning.