FIFA: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini acquitted of fraud in Swiss Court

FIFA: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini acquitted of fraud in Swiss Court
FIFA: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini acquitted of fraud in Swiss Court

Former FIFA and UEFA presidents Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been convicted in a Swiss court of fraud. He was acquitted on Friday on charges of fraud and mismanagement.

The trial centered on a 2011 settlement with Platini paid by FIFA. At the time, Platini was president of the European Football Association.

The Swiss Attorney General’s Office (OAG) has accused the pair of illegally plotting to pay 2 million Swiss francs (currently worth $ 2.05 million).

” Seven times of manipulation and justice has eventually been achieved. I want to express my happiness to all my loved ones,” Platini was quoted as saying by Reuters.

” The verity has come out in this court.” He continued.” I went on to say,’ My fight is against injustice.'” I won the first game.”

Blatter went to court to hear the verdict. He told reporters. “I’m not guilty in my life, but I’m not guilty in this case.”

During the test in June. Blatter said the payment to Platini was a salary paid to a Frenchman between 1998 and 2002 for some advisory services.

“It simply came to our notice then. I do not know why the crime was heard. For an administrative procedure, said Blatter.

Platini told me I was worth a million. I told him. So you give me about a million. It is the agreement of good people, ”said the 86-year-old.

The verdict is the culmination of an investigation launched in 2015.

Following their acquittal, a FIFA spokesman said: “We have taken note of the court ruling on the OAG case and are awaiting a full explanation before making further comments.”

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