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Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini indicted for fraud in Switzerland after six-year investigation
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Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini indicted for fraud in Switzerland after six-year investigation

The 85-year-old Blatter and 66-year-old Platini now face a trial within months at federal criminal court in Bellinzona. They could be jailed for several years if found guilty.

Former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter remains 'optimistic' amidst ongoing investigation
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Former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter remains 'optimistic' amidst ongoing investigation

FIFA's ex-president Blatter is being investigated over a two million Swiss franc ($2.2 million, 1.85 million euro) payment in 2011 to Platini, who was then in charge of European football's governing body UEFA.

FIFA extend bans of Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke for receiving 'extraordinary bonuses' linked to 2010 World Cup
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FIFA extend bans of Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke for receiving 'extraordinary bonuses' linked to 2010 World Cup

The new bans will only come into force when the current bans on Blatter and Valcke for corruption, which last till October this year and October 2025, end.

FIFA files criminal complaint against ex-president Sepp Blatter over loss-making museum in Zurich
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FIFA files criminal complaint against ex-president Sepp Blatter over loss-making museum in Zurich

Blatter risks investigation at local level while already a suspect in two criminal proceedings opened by federal prosecutors into how he spent FIFA’s money as president.

Swiss courts return confiscated $40 million to South American Football Confederation
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Swiss courts return confiscated $40 million to South American Football Confederation

Leoz, a former vice-president of FIFA and close ally of former president Sepp Blatter, was also implicated in an American bribery investigation over World Cup bidding. The Peruvian's death in August 2019 prompted proceedings against him to be dropped.

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke tells Swiss trial of struggling 'with no income'
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Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke tells Swiss trial of struggling 'with no income'

Valcke said he had struggled "with no income" since losing his job at FIFA in 2015. He said he had to sell his yacht and jewellery, and had been "unable to open a bank account in Europe" since 2017 — he divorced a year later so that his wife could.

FIFA open to fund anti-corruption agency for sports to look into financial corruption and match-fixing
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FIFA open to fund anti-corruption agency for sports to look into financial corruption and match-fixing

“Never again. Never again corruption in football,” said Infantino, who is himself under investigation in Switzerland over meetings he had with then-attorney general Michael Lauber.

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter questioned by Swiss investigators over $2 million payment to Michel Platini
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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter questioned by Swiss investigators over $2 million payment to Michel Platini

Blatter was quizzed about suspected criminal mismanagement at FIFA one day after Platini spent about three hours at the offices of Switzerland’s federal prosecutors.

Former UEFA president Michel Platini quizzed in Swiss investigation of $2 million FIFA payment
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Former UEFA president Michel Platini quizzed in Swiss investigation of $2 million FIFA payment

Platini is formally a suspect because of the payment that led to his removal as UEFA president - and as a candidate to lead FIFA - when Swiss federal investigators revealed the allegation five years ago.

Swiss parliament lifts immunity of former legal chief Michael Lauber in FIFA investigation
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Swiss parliament lifts immunity of former legal chief Michael Lauber in FIFA investigation

Michael Lauber, who last month resigned from his job, is suspected of collusion with the governing body's president Gianni Infantino after a series of alleged informal meetings between the pair in 2016 and 2017.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes he is 'untouchable', says banned predecessor Sepp Blatter
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino believes he is 'untouchable', says banned predecessor Sepp Blatter

In a letter sent to FIFA's 211 members Infantino said there were no factual grounds for the opening of a criminal investigation.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino 'was not reckless' during meeting with Swiss Attorney General, says Alasdair Bell
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FIFA chief Gianni Infantino 'was not reckless' during meeting with Swiss Attorney General, says Alasdair Bell

FIFA deputy secretary general Alasdair Bell defended Infantino's conduct while claiming not to know the specifics of the meetings, denying his boss had acted recklessly

Gianni Infantino will remain FIFA president during criminal investigation, says football governing body
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Gianni Infantino will remain FIFA president during criminal investigation, says football governing body

A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the country's attorney general who has been leading a sprawling investigation into football corruption.

Swiss special prosecutor launches criminal investigation into FIFA president Gianni Infantino
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Swiss special prosecutor launches criminal investigation into FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Keller opened a criminal case against Infantino as well as Valais prosecutor Rinaldo Arnold, and has sought authorization to open a legal case against Lauber, too.

FIFA ban former Deputy Secretary-General Markus Kattner for 10 years following probe into bonus payments
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FIFA ban former Deputy Secretary-General Markus Kattner for 10 years following probe into bonus payments

The 45-year-old Kattner, who holds German and Swiss citizenship, joined FIFA as Director of Finance in 2003 and four years later became Deputy Secretary-General.

Michel Platini formally placed under investigation in Switzerland over $2 million payment from FIFA
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Michel Platini formally placed under investigation in Switzerland over $2 million payment from FIFA

The long-standing allegation was revived two years after Platini said Swiss prosecutors told him he had been cleared of wrongdoing.

Fresh investigation launched in Switzerland targetting former FIFA president Sepp Blatter
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Fresh investigation launched in Switzerland targetting former FIFA president Sepp Blatter

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is the target of a new investigation in Switzerland for suspected criminal mismanagement of a $1 million payment from football funds

Swiss investigation reveals former FIFA president Sepp Blatter's mismanagement in 2005 broadcasting deal
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Swiss investigation reveals former FIFA president Sepp Blatter's mismanagement in 2005 broadcasting deal

Swiss federal police believed Blatter knew in 2007 that Warner had breached and would personally profit from a Caribbean rights deal for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups that was sold to a Jamaica-based broadcaster

Swiss prosecutors planning to drop one of two cases against controversial former FIFA president Sepp Blatter
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Swiss prosecutors planning to drop one of two cases against controversial former FIFA president Sepp Blatter

In a legal victory for former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, federal prosecutors in Switzerland plan to drop one of two cases open against him for suspected criminal mismanagement.

Top Swiss court rejects Attorney General Michael Lauber’s attempt to rejoin investigation into FIFA corruption
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Top Swiss court rejects Attorney General Michael Lauber’s attempt to rejoin investigation into FIFA corruption

In a verdict released on Thursday, the Federal Court upheld the Federal Criminal Court’s order in June that Lauber recuse himself from the federal prosecutors’ probe.