More Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) scandals and accusations of bribery are hitting the international governing body of football. The latest of the FIFA scandals involves the Swiss police arresting two officials who are accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes, according to a Swiss Federal Office of Justice statement.

The two officials arrested were Alfredo Hawit, president of the CONCACAF, which is the governing body for North and Central America and in the Caribbean, as well as Juan Angel Napout, who is the president of CONMEBOL, which is in charge of South America.

2015 bad year with lots of FIFA scandals

This year has seen its share of FIFA scandals, as the FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, 79, as well as the UEFA president Michel Platini are both on a 90-day suspension. This occurred after criminal proceedings were opened on them by the Swiss attorney general.

As of May, there have been 14 officials that are associated with the FIFA debacle that are facing accusations of bribery that total over $150 million dollars. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice confirmed that Hawit, who is a Honduran citizen, and Napout, who comes from Paraguay, are both fighting being extradited to the States to face charges.

US Department of Justice announces new round of charges

The arrests come at the same time that the US announced 92 criminal indictments against 16 more FIFA officials.

The arrests were made in Zurich on Thursday as part of a process connected with the U.S. Department of Justice and a new set of charges against several officials and directors connected to suspected dishonesty in the FIFA.

These high-ranking FIFA officers are suspected of taking the bribes in return for selling marketing rights in association with several football matches in Latin America, and as well as the qualifying World Cup matches.

The offenses are that payments for the bribes were paid for in the US, which is why the US is asking for their arrests.

FIFA cooperating fully with US investigations

FIFA is said to be cooperating with the US investigations, as well as those being conducted by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General.

Napout and Hawit were arrested during a pre-dawn raid at a hotel in Zurich, which is the same hotel where other people were arrested in May. Besides bribery, the charges include racketeering, fraud and money laundering.

Others being charged that were part of the FIFA scandals and already sent to the US to face charges included ex-vice president Jeffrey Webb, Cayman Islands; and Jose Maria Martin from Brazil, with five other officials having extradition to the US pending as they await the outcome of their appeals.

Follow the page NFL
Don't miss our page on Facebook!