FIFA Corruption: Swiss Attorney General Collars Sepp Blatter On ‘Suspicion Of Criminal Mismanagement’

Chris Wright

25th, September 2015



Breaking news from yonder Zurich way this afternoon is that the Swiss attorney general has reportedly opened criminal proceedings against Sepp Blatter.

According to a statement issued by the attorney general’s office, the FIFA president is currently being investigated “on suspicion of criminal mismanagement as well as – alternatively – on suspicion of misappropriation”.

Earlier on Friday afternoon, FIFA cancelled a press conference at its headquarters in Zurich at exceedingly short notice. Now we know why.

As per the aforementioned statement, the attorney general said the investigation is centred around a TV rights deal Mr Blatter agreed with Jack Warner in 2005 – though Blatter is also suspected of making “a disloyal payment” to UEFA Michel Platini in 2011.

Former FIFA bod Warner was arrested on suspicion of racketeering in June – a charge he chose to publicly dispute by citing a spoof article that appeared on The Onion.

Say what you like about FIFA, but they’re never anything less than entertaining.

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  1. SG says:

    Just like what the FBI did with Al Capone, find something, anything, that sticks. Doesn’t matter what, as long as it sticks.

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