I'm scratching my head about the hard line the U.S. Department of Justice is taking with FIFA officials who were arrested for racketeering conspiracy and corruption. Given the DoJ's inaction on the multi-TRILLION dollar credit default swaps industry, the FIFA bribes and kickbacks look like such small potatoes that the DoJ should have punted (to mix "football" metaphors with "football" metaphors):
The US justice department said 14 individuals were under investigation worldwide for allegedly accepting bribes and kickbacks estimated at more than $150m (£97m) over a 24-year period.
I often joke that one should never steal unless it's enough money that the thief can scarper off to Paraguay and never look back. Hell, the asshole who was arrested for killing his employer in a $40,000 ransom scheme could have made more money honestly than he got illegally. The FIFA guys didn't get enough money in bribes and kickbacks to buy off the right people, so they were nabbed.
Contrast FIFA with the NFL, which sucks up billions in taxpayer dollars, while the owners walk free. The FIFA fools should have stolen more money, and used some of it to buy some congresscritters. Meanwhile, how much of the American taxpayers' money is going to be used to prosecute these foreigners whose crimes have absolutely no impact on the American public?