Mob Museum to open FIFA exhibit in downtown Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS --
The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal.
The permanent display entitled '"The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly" will open at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in downtown Las Vegas on Sept. 1.
It will feature photos, media clippings and narratives about accusations of bribes and other criminal activity in the Federation Internationale de Football Association.
A U.S. indictment citing the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a federal law known as RICO, was filed against senior FIFA officials in May.
The museum's executive director said in a statement Tuesday that the new feature on the world's most popular sport would be of interest to Vegas' many foreign visitors.
FIFA didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment on the exhibit.