Swiss Investigators Question FIFA President Sepp Blatter

  • by: Alan Duke

The Swiss attorney general's investigators questioned the head of FIFA Sepp Blatter as part of a probe of "suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation" at the world soccer organization, officials announced Friday September 25, 2015.

The New York Times reported that case "involves a contract Blatter is said to have signed that assigned valuable World Cup television rights to the control of an indicted former FIFA official, Jack Warner, according to a news release from the office of the Swiss attorney general."

"Blatter is suspected of violating his fiduciary duty to FIFA in his role as president by signing the contract in 2005, which it called 'unfavorable to FIFA,'" the Times reported.

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