Former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter Meets Swiss Prosecutor in Payment Probe hearing

Previous world football boss Sepp Blatter on Monday met with a Swiss investigator exploring suspected extortion encompassing a FIFA installment to Michel Platini, as the long-running test crawls towards an end.

The last hearing in the examination was delayed to August because of the resigned Swiss football director’s chronic weakness

Joseph “Sepp” Blatter turned into FIFA’s overall secretary in 1981 and the leader of world football’s administering body in 1998.

He had to remain down in 2015 and was initially restricted by FIFA for a very long time, later decreased to six, over morals breaks when he approved what examiners named a “unfaithful installment” to Platini – as such, one made to his greatest advantage instead of FIFA’s.

Blatter and Platini, 66, wound up at the focal point of a Swiss examination.

“In particular, the criminal procedures against Joseph Blatter are currently being directed on doubt of extortion, break of trust and faithless business the board,” the OAG said in a proclamation in front of the conference.

Under the Code of Criminal Procedure, in lengthy and complex proceedings, “the accused are questioned one last time before the investigation is concluded, and asked to comment on the results of the investigation”, the OAG added.

The OAG said the presumption of innocence applied to all parties in the proceedings and it could not put a time frame on concluding the investigation.

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