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Whistleblower assisting Swiss authorities in case against Blatter and FIFA

Swiss authorities got a potential lead in their case against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and other members within FIFA. Various members within FIFA and other continental confederations have already been charged for various corruption charges but this potential new information can only help. In an interview on German TV, Andre Marty, spokesman for the Swiss attorney general’s...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Whistleblower helps Swiss prosecutors in FIFA, Blatter case

BERN, Switzerland (AP) A whistleblower has given potentially key evidence to Swiss prosecutors in their investigation of FIFA and suspended president Sepp Blatter. The spokesman for Switzerland's attorney general's office, Andre Marty, revealed progress in the case in an interview with German broadcaster ARD. Marty says ''a witness, a so-called whistleblower, gave us interesting...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The BBC’s in negotiations to hold a FIFA presidential debate

The idea of a FIFA presidential debate has intrigued more than just one network. ESPN was reportedly pursuing a debate in late December, sending invitations to all of the five confirmed candidates. They’ve now pulled out thanks to lackluster response from the candidates, but Inside World Football reports that the BBC may step in: Negotiations are under way for the BBC to stage...
Via Awful Announcing
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Receiving FIFA Salary Despite Eight-Year Ban From Soccer

Sepp Blatter is sipping from FIFA’s gravy train, despite having been thrown off the rails three-and-a-half months ago. A spokesman for FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee on Monday confirmed to Reuters that FIFA continues to pay Blatter his presidential salary as he serves an eight-year ban. Blatter will receive his salary until FIFA elects a new president next month. ...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blatter still being paid by FIFA despite suspension

Sepp Blatter is still being paid by FIFA despite being suspended, a spokesman for the governing body's Audit and Compliance Committee has confirmed.Blatter was suspended for 90 days by FIFA on October 8 and then banned from the game for eight years last month for ethics violations over a £1.35m payment FIFA made to Michel Platini with Blatter's approval in 2011.But Blatter,...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

FIFA appeals for lifetime bans on Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

When a group of four FIFA ethics judges banned (then) FIFA president Sepp Blatter and (then) FIFA vice-president Michel Platini for eight years, many people felt that they deserved to be banned for life. It seems as if FIFA is listening because FIFA ethics prosecutors will appeal and look to seek lifetime bans for the two officials. Prosecutors say that they are appealing the...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter continues to shift blame even as he exits FIFA post

Sepp Blatter, the 79-year-old exiled former FIFA president, has long denied corruption and bribery allegations. In fact, he’s never admitted to wrongdoing of any kind as the investigative nooses continue to tighten around his neck. Soccer and corruption Blatter, Platini will appeal 8-year bans, and FIFA cannot move on until they finally lose ...
Via The Comeback
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter blames U.S. for his eight-year FIFA ban

Sepp Blatter was handed a lengthy ban by FIFA on Monday, and he is blaming the United States for his current predicament. “If we had awarded the World Cup in 2022 to the USA, we would not be here,” Blatter said during a press conference Monday, via USA TODAY Sports. That won’t do him much good now after he was banned for eight years by FIFA’s ethics committee, along...
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Roth admits he portrayed Sepp Blatter in United Passions for the the right reasons: money

Tim Roth, an actor of notable critical acclaim in his career, recently added the role of Joseph S. Blatter, the Swiss journalist turned FIFA kingpin, to his resume, starting in the 2015 FIFA-funded biopic, of sorts, United Passions. The movie is, in a word, dreadful. In more words, the movie is one of the worst pieces of propaganda imaginable, portraying nearly everyone inside FIFA...
Via Awful Announcing
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Major FIFA sponsors calling for removal of Sepp Blatter

Cash rules, especially when you’re entire organization is bankrolled by sponsorship money and television rights fees. That is totally the case for FIFA, and when a sponsor wants something done it better at least listen. In the case of long-time partner Coca-Cola, FIFA would be wise to heed their warning. That’s because according to reports, Coca-Cola has announced they are calling...
Via Awful Announcing
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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