Blatter faces criminal proceedings, Platini implicated in FIFA corruption case

Zurich, Switzerland (AFP) — Switzerland’s top prosecutor said Friday that criminal proceedings had been opened against FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, on suspicion that he misapproriated funds and violated his duties as the head of world football’s governing body.

“Swiss criminal proceedings against the President of FIFA, Mr Joseph Blatter, have been opened on 24th September 2015 on suspicion of criminal mismanagement…and – alternatively – misappropriation,” said a statement from Switzerland’s attorney general’s office.

“There is as suspicion that…Joseph Blatter also violated his fiduciary duties” to FIFA in connection with a contract with the Caribbean Football Union, the statement further said.

UEFA chief Michel Platini has also been implicated in the FIFA corruption case.

More information later.

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