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FIFA President Faces Criminal Charges

The Swiss Attorney general has opened criminal proceedings against FIFA President, Sepp Blatter.
 
Proceedings opened against Blatter are on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation over a TV rights deal he signed with former Caribbean football chief Jack Warner in 2005.
 
The FIFA president is also suspected of "a disloyal payment" of two million Swiss francs to UEFA president Michel Platini.
 
A statement from the Swiss attorney general read: "Swiss criminal proceedings against the President of FIFA, Mr. Joseph Blatter, have been opened on 24 September 2015 on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and - alternatively - misappropriation.
 
"Mr. Joseph Blatter is suspected of a disloyal payment of CHF 2 Mio. to Michel Platini, President of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), at the expense of FIFA, which was allegedly made for work performed between January 1999 and June 2002; this payment was executed in February 2011."
 

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