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BLATTER UNDER THE MICROSCOPE, FOR FURTHER ALLEGED WRONGDOING

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Photo: Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter (Getty Images)

With seemingly no cessation to the ongoing drama at the centre of football’s governing body FIFA, another interesting episode is brewing with the latest unfolding of a another alleged corruption scheme involving suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Investigation is now open into a reported sports marketing scandal where sports marketing company ISL paid a total of $100m for lucrative television and marketing rights for FIFA tournaments in return throughout the 1990s.

As they saying goes , what is hidden wise and prudent shall be revealed to babes, the newly arisen allegations involves former FIFA officials including Joao Havelange (ex- Vice President) and ex-FIFA executive Ricardo Teixeira.

In a BBC report on Monday, it was reported that there is a letter in the FBI possession that will prove that Blatter and his officers are not squeaky clean. It was allegedly written by Havelange, one of the officials who received a share of the $100m bribe from ISL.

Blatter has come out swinging and denied knowing about the bribes and took no action.

It seems that the allegations will not cease for now, having started with an investigation by the Swiss over a £1.3m “disloyal payment” to the suspended UEFA President, Michel Platini for work allegedly carried out between 1999 and 2002.

Swiss prosecutors have also opened proceedings against Blatter. Blatter is suspected of criminal mismanagement or misappropriation relating to a TV rights deal he signed with Caribbean football Chief Jack Warner in 2005.

Blatter, who is on a 90 day suspension says he will stand down as head of football’s world governing body in February 2016

He will face a hearing with the FIFA ethics judge in mid-December.

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