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FIFA Called Out as a Crime Syndicate at Senate Hearing (Video)

Blumenthal said that calling FIFA "mafia-syle" could be unfair to the mob. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Seldom do you hear people described as "dirty slimebags" at a Senate hearing.  

But, such was the case Wednesday afternoon when investigative writer Andrew Jennings testified before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, with several others about the longstanding scandal that's enveloped senior leaders at FIFA, the international soccer organization.