Ex-FIFA boss Blatter arrives for payment probe hearing

Site Login

Lost your password? (close)

Flowbaze.ng

Welcome, Guest: Join Flowbaze.ng / / Advertise / Privacy / Recent / Terms and Conditions / News
Stats: 1 members, 7093 topics. Date: Thursday, 28th October 2021

 

Ex-FIFA boss Blatter arrives for payment probe hearing

Flowbaze.ng Forum / Ex-FIFA boss Blatter arrives for payment probe hearing / Category / 9Jaflavour Sports / Ex-FIFA boss Blatter arrives for payment probe hearing (0 Views)

(0) (Reply)

Ex-FIFA boss Blatter arrives for payment probe hearing by : 8:57 am On August 9, 2021

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter PHOTO: Getty images

Sepp Blatter, the former world football chief, arrived on Monday for final hearings with a Swiss prosecutor in a fraud probe surrounding a 2011 FIFA payment to Michel Platini.

Former FIFA president Blatter, 85, is being investigated over a two million Swiss franc ($2.2 million, 1.85 million euro) payment to Platini, who was then in charge of European football’s governing body UEFA.

“This morning, Mr Blatter went for his hearing at the federal prosecutor’s office in Zurich,” Blatter’s spokesman Thomas Renggli told AFP.

The final hearing in the investigation was postponed to August due to the retired Swiss football administrator’s poor health.

In March, he was convalescing in a clinic after spending two months in hospital in December and January.

Due to Blatter’s condition, the hearing with a federal prosecutor from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Switzerland can only last for around 90 minutes.

The hearing could therefore continue on subsequent days this week if required.

Joseph “Sepp” Blatter became FIFA’s general secretary in 1981 and the president of world football’s governing body in 1998.

He was forced to stand down in 2015 and was originally banned by FIFA for eight years, later reduced to six, over ethics breaches when he authorised what prosecutors termed a “disloyal payment” to Platini — in other words, one made in his interests rather than FIFA’s.

Blatter and Platini, 66, found themselves at the centre of a Swiss investigation.

“Specifically, the criminal proceedings against Joseph Blatter are now being conducted on suspicion of fraud, breach of trust and unfaithful business management,” the OAG said in a statement ahead of the hearing.

Under the Code of Criminal Procedure, in lengthy and complex proceedings, “the accused are questioned one last time before the investigation is concluded, and asked to comment on the results of the investigation”, the OAG added.

The OAG said the presumption of innocence applied to all parties in the proceedings and it could not put a time frame on concluding the investigation.

Reply


(0) (Reply)

Daley Blind Gets Champions League MOTM Award And Player Of The Week / Xavi Eyed As The Successor To Take Over Barca’s Job / Man Utd Prepared To Lose Pogba On Free (ESPN) / Rashford: I’m Embarrassed By Manchester United’s Flop Against Liverpool / Top Premier League Clubs Chase Aribo /  

Sections: 9Jaflavour Sports (2550) Guardian News (1478) Sunnewsonline (2955) Wrestlingheadlines (1017)

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Flowbaze.ng - Copyright © 2016 - Pedro Great. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise.
Disclaimer: Every member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on this Forum.