Sepp Blatter: Former FIFA boss sentenced to new football ban for six years and eight months for violation of code of ethics | Football News

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Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been banned from football for six years and eight months, the world governing body has said.

The ban was imposed for multiple violations of FIFA’s code of ethics and comes into effect when a current suspension ends in October, FIFA said.

The same length of suspension was also imposed on the organization’s former general secretary, Jerome Valcke.

A FIFA statement read: “The investigations into MM. Blatter and Valcke have dealt with various charges, in particular regarding bonus payments related to FIFA competitions that have been paid to senior FIFA management officials, various modifications and extensions of employment contracts, as well as reimbursement of La FIFA private legal fees in Mr. Valcke’s case. ”

The adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee found that Blatter, 85, had violated the rules regarding duty of loyalty, conflicts of interest and the offering or acceptance of gifts or other advantages.

It was established that Valcke had violated these same articles of the code of ethics, as well as the abuse of position.

In December, FIFA filed a criminal complaint against Blatter over the finances of its loss-making football museum in Zurich.

World football’s governing body said it suspected criminal mismanagement by former FIFA bosses and companies appointed by them to work on the museum – long considered a Blatter wildlife project – in a renovated and rented building. downtown.

The FIFA World Football Museum opened in 2016 after spending $ 140m (£ 104.2m) on the renovation of the 1970s office building to also include 34 rental apartments.

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