The soccer corruption investigation announced Wednesday by U.S. authorities covers 18 defendants in all. Here are their names, ages, nationalities and backgrounds, as identified by the Justice Department:
Seven defendants, all connected to FIFA, were arrested in Zurich:
- Rafael Esquivel, 68, of Venezuela: FIFA executive and member of the executive committee of CONMEBOL, the governing body of soccer in South America. President of the Venezuelan soccer federation.
- Eugenio Figueredo, 83, who has dual American and Uruguayan citizenship: FIFA vice president.
- Eduardo Li, 56, of Costa Rica: Member-elect of the FIFA executive committee and president of the Costa Rican soccer federation.
- José Maria Marin, 83, of Brazil: Member of the FIFA organizing committee for Olympic soccer tournaments. Former president of the Brazilian soccer federation.
- Julio Rocha, 64, of Nicaragua: FIFA development officer, former president of the Central American Football Union and former president of the Nicaraguan soccer federation.
- Costas Takkas, 58, of Britain: Attaché to the president of CONCACAF, the governing body of soccer in North and Central America.
- Jeffrey Webb, 50, of the Cayman Islands: FIFA vice president and president of CONCACAF.
Seven others were indicted:
- Alejandro Burzaco, 50, of Argentina: Sports marketing executive.
- Aaron Davidson, 44, of the United States: Sports marketing executive.
- Hugo Jinkis, 70, of Argentina: Sports marketing executive.
- Mariano Jinkis, 40, of Argentina: Sports marketing executive.
- Nicolás Leoz, 86, of Paraguay: Former member of the FIFA executive committee and former president of CONMEBOL.
- José Margulies, 75, of Brazil: Broadcasting executive and alleged intermediary between the sports marketing officials and soccer officials. Controlling principal of Valente Corp. and Somerton Ltd.
- Jack Warner, 72, of Trinidad and Tobago: Former FIFA vice president and former CONCACAF president.
Four others previously pleaded guilty:
- Charles Blazer, 70, of the United States: Former general secretary of CONCACAF and former American representative on the FIFA executive committee. Read more about Blazer here.
- José Hawilla, 71, of Brazil: Owner and founder of Traffic Group, a Brazilian sports marketing company.
- Daryan Warner, 46, of Trinidad and Tobago and of Grenada: Son of Jack Warner.
- Daryll Warner, 40, of the United States and of Trinidad and Tobago: Son of Jack Warner and former FIFA development officer.