The former head of FIFA Joseph Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini may be the subject of new allegations of corruption in FIFA, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine.
According to the German newspaper, one of the grounds for a search conducted by the Swiss authorities in the headquarters of the French football Federation, was data about another suspicious money transfer from account to Blatter Platini. It is about a seven-figure sum. The payment was allegedly made on the content of Platini’s office in Paris (1998 – 2002).
In January, Blatter and Platini were directed motivation part of the decision on their dismissal from football for 8 years. Later the appeal Committee of FIFA to reduce the suspension to 6 years.
The basis for the suspension of the officials was the translation Blatter 2 million Swiss francs from FIFA funds to the accounts Platini in 2011 (then Platini was Advisor to Blatter).
The ethics Committee of FIFA announced that Blatter has given the assurance about the availability of an oral agreement for the payment Platini was inconclusive. Allegations of corruption with Blatter and Platini have been removed, but they were found guilty of other violations of the code of conduct of FIFA, including the acceptance of gifts, conflict of interest and loyalty.
The Swiss Prosecutor’s office in the fall of 2015 opened a criminal case against Blatter on two counts: criminal negligence and embezzlement. According to her, September 12, 2005, Blatter signed a contract with the Caribbean football Union for the sale of rights to broadcast the world Championships 2010 and 2014, which was unfavorable for FIFA. The charge of embezzlement is based on the previously mentioned payment Platini in the amount of 2 million francs, notes TASS.