The Swiss courts have decided to close one of the two cases concerning Sepp Blatter and in which he was “suspected of unfair management and breach of trust”. However, a police report obtained by AFP returns to it and states that the suspicions of “unfair management” were “well founded”. Swiss police suspected the former FIFA president (1998-2015) of having signed “an unfavorable contract” to FIFA with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), led by Jack Warner, the latter charged with corruption by American justice.
This contract granted the TV rights to the 2010 and 2014 World Cups to the CFU for an amount of 536,000 euros, judged at market prices. The police report finds that “Mr. Blatter acted more for Mr. Warner’s interests than for those of Fifa”. As a result, “Fifa has suffered damage of up to 3.48 million euros,” the report added. The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Swiss Confederation nevertheless announced this month that it would not prosecute the former boss of FIFA. Contacted by Le Monde, Sepp Blatter did not wish to comment.
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