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FIFA Investigation Ensnares President Blatter

FIFA Switzerland

After months of speculation about potential legal ramifications for FIFA President Joseph ("Sepp") Blatter, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland announced that Mr. Blatter is the subject of criminal proceedings in that country.  The allegations include criminal mismanagement related to a contract with the Caribbean Football Union that was purportedly against the interests of FIFA, as well as misappropriation related to a payment to the President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).  The Office of the Attorney General also reported that Mr. Blatter was interrogated and his offices were searched. Previous FCPA Scorecard coverage of this investigation can be found here.