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FIFA clean-up: Jerome Valcke, former right-hand man to Blatter, banned for 12 years

Feb 13, 2016    

A FIFA tribunal on Friday banned former secretary general Jerome Valcke for 12 years for misconduct ranging from helping a World Cup ticket scam to fixing a television deal and destroying evidence.The former right hand man to FIFA's scandal tainted president Sepp Blatter was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($100,000).The 55-year-old Frenchman had denied any wrongdoing after he was implicated in the sale of black market sales of tickets for the 2014 World Cup.Originally, only a nine-year ban had been sought for Valcke.[caption id="attachment_2582834" align="alignleft" width="380"]

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