FORMER FIFA EXECS BLATTER AND PLATINI ACQUITTED OF CORRUPTION CHARGES

Jul 08, 2022

By Angus Gillespie

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Former FIFA soccer executives Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been acquitted of corruption charges following an 11-day trial in Switzerland.

After a comprehensive six-year investigation, Swiss prosecutors last November officially accused Blatter of approving an illicit payment of more than $2 million to Platini in 2011.

The 86-year-old Blatter served as President of soccer’s world governing body for 17 years and Platini was his right-hand man.

Platini, 67, is a former star for the French national team. He was in line to replace Blatter before both men were barred from the sport for unethical conduct… a ban that ended last year.

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