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Swiss examine 152 suspicious transfers linked to FIFA probe

A journalist walks in front of FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland December 2, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files
A journalist walks in front of FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland December 2, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss authorities are reviewing more than 150 reports of suspicious financial activity linked to FIFA's decision to award Russia and Qatar the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, a spokesman for the attorney general said on Tuesday.

That is up from 133 cases the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) had reported in December.

"As of today, 152 suspicious transaction reports have been filed to the ...(OAG) via the Swiss Financial Intelligence Unit, MROS, in the context of the ongoing criminal proceedings regarding football," the spokesman said in an emailed statement.

(Reporting by Joshua Franklin; editing by John Stonestreet)

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