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According to the newspaper, the prosecutors in Brooklyn have interviewed representatives of the British HSBC and Standard Chartered, the American Delta National Bank, as well as three unnamed major international banks.
Financial Services in New York at the same time request the data from six different banks, including Standard Chartered, Barclays, the German Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and the Swiss largest Israeli Bank Hapoalim. The publication does not specify whether it is the same banks that are interested in Brooklyn prosecutors.
According to one of the interlocutors WSJ, until the investigation is at a preliminary stage, and it is unclear whether or not found any violations.
In late May, US investigators and Swiss police carried out the detention of senior members of the leadership of FIFA on charges of bribery and kickbacks totaling more than $ 150 million. A key informant of the investigation was a former member of the executive committee of FIFA American Chuck Blazer, who admitted taking bribes for giving South Africa the right to host FIFA World Cup in 2010.
According to investigators, to hide the money functionaries FIFA used bank accounts in countries with preferential tax treatment and transported large sums across borders. Now prosecutors are going to check whether banks were noted these actions and report them to the authorities of the States.
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