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Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, '22 World Cup votes

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    ZURICH (AP) -- Swiss federal prosecutors say they have opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

   The prosecutors' office says the proceedings are against "persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering" in connection with the votes won by Russia and Qatar.

   They say they have seized "electronic data and documents" at FIFA's headquarters as part of the probe.

   Swiss federal police say they will question 10 executive committee members who took part in the votes in December 2010.
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