FIFA raided over Sepp Blatter payments

Jun 04, 2016, 09:35 IST | AFP

Zurich: Swiss investigators have searched the FIFA headquarters as the world football governing body revealed that former president Sepp Blatter (below) and two of his deputies awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments over the past five years.

Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter

FIFA said Blatter, former secretary general Jerome Valcke and finance director Markus Kattner made a coordinated effort to “enrich themselves” and that Swiss and US authorities were being informed.

Blatter is serving a six year suspension from football over a two million Swiss franc payment made to former FIFA vice president Michel Platini. Valcke and Kattner have both been fired in recent months over World Cup ticket scandals and payments they received.

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