The Clinton Foundation has received at least $300,000 in donations from FIFA, the world-soccer governing body now in the cross hairs of a U.S. corruption investigation, and the Qatari organization that led the Middle Eastern country's controversial World Cup bid, The Daily Beast reports.
Zurich-based FIFA has given between $50,000 and $100,000, according to donor lists on the foundation's website, and has partnered with the charity multiple times. The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee contributed $250,000 to $500,000 last year and committed to the foundation to develop sustainable infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup. The Qatari government has also donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton charity.
Swiss authorities arrested several top FIFA executives Wednesday on corruption charges leveled by the U.S. Justice Department. Qatar's successful bid to host the global soccer tournament is at the heart of the inquiry. Bill Clinton served as honorary chairman of a U.S. effort to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.