Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Blatter sent a letter to the federations, pleading innocence

The former President of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Sepp Blatter sent a letter to all 209 national football associations, in which once again assures that is innocent in the case of corruption, reports the BBC.
The biggest scandal in the history of FIFA came at the end of may, the 27th in Zurich were detained seven senior officials of the Organization on suspicion of corruption and diversion of funds.
Accusations were raised to 14 current and former football officials. According to the American justice within 24 years they have received bribes in the total amount of 150 million dollars.
In the early October, the SPS Blatter and Michel Platini were given penalties for 90 days after they were involved in disturbances in the corruption scandal. The FIFA President is suspected of improper payment of 2 million Swiss francs to Michel Platini, President of UEFA and the French footballing legend claims that this is a fee with an old Statute of limitations.
Blatter was re-elected on May 29, the last Congress of the FIFA President for the fifth time, but only three days later he was forced to retire from the position. So the new elections are scheduled for February 26 next year, and Michel Platini is suspended from participation in them, even though it was built for the President of the world headquarters.

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