U.S. attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that eight of the 16 arrested a high-ranking FIFA officials have pleaded guilty, Reuters reported.
According to her, officials have long been abusing their power, they were involved in corruption schemes.
She added that the leaders of football in Central and South America are accused of fraud with marketing rights and broadcasting rights.
President of the Brazilian football Confederation Marco Polo del Nero on indefinite hiatus to focus on defense against the charges.
The defendants include the former President of Honduras and the former head of the football Federation of Honduras, Rafael Callejas, and the judge of the constitutional court of Guatemala Hector Trujillo.
We will remind, yesterday in Zurich, were arrested two Vice-President of FIFA and head of CONCACAF and CONMEBOL Juan angel Naputol and Alfredo Hawit.