Global Soccer Case Kicks Off On Loretta Lynch's Home Field

By Pete Brush (May 27, 2015, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The historic soccer bribery case launched Wednesday could touch any number of international locales. But to the extent it washes up in America, it will flow through Brooklyn, a fact that did not go unnoticed Wednesday as experts saw a sign that bigger prosecutions may be bound for U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch's former turf.

Downtown Brooklyn's gleaming, yet often eerily quiet, Eastern District of New York federal courthouse is no stranger to high-profile cases. But where the Eastern District tends to handle headline-grabbing mafia, narcotics and terrorism matters, Manhattan's Southern District has been seen as home for cases that...

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