Former Seattle US attorney now represents FIFA amid scandal

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan is on the legal team representing FIFA amid its corruption scandal.

The international soccer governing body hired the global business litigation firm Quinn Emanuel after the U.S. Justice Department brought charges against 14 people, including nine FIFA officials, alleging widespread corruption.

Durkan announced early this year she was joining Quinn Emanuel as chair of its cyber law and privacy group. But she has recently been tapped to work with FIFA. She is representing the organization, rather than any individual FIFA officials.

Durkan served as the top federal prosecutor in western Washington state from 2009 until last September. She was mentioned as a potential nominee for U.S. attorney general, but that job instead went to Loretta Lynch — who helped lead the investigation of FIFA as U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York.

 

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