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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini acquitted on charges of defrauding FIFA

BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were acquitted on charges of defrauding FIFA by a Swiss criminal court on Friday, a rare positive outcome for the pair who were among soccer’s most powerful figures before being embroiled in corruption investigations. The case was centered around...
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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini found not guilty following fraud trial

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter and vice-president Michel Platini have both been found not guilty following their fraud trial in Switzerland. The pair stood trial over a payment of 2m Swiss francs (£1.6m) made by Blatter to Platini in 2011. Both men had denied wrongdoing and said the transfer...
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FIFA trial: Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini acquitted on fraud charges by Swiss court

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, once two of the most powerful figures in world football, have been acquitted on fraud charges by the Swiss federal criminal court. The two men had been charged over a payment of two million Swiss francs (around $2 million) to Platini in 2011, when the Frenchman was president of European football's governing body UEFA. Blatter, who was FIFA president at the time, authorized the payment for consultancy services between 1998 and 2002; prosecutors alleged it had been made without a legal basis. The judge acquitted them and Platini will get back his money.
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Verdict expected in Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini's fraud and embezzlement trial

A verdict in the fraud trial of former Fifa president Sepp Blatter and vice-president Michel Platini is expected on Friday. Swiss prosecutors claimed that a 2011 payment of 2m Swiss francs (£1.6m) made by Blatter to ex-Uefa president Platini was unlawful. Both men denied wrongdoing and say the transfer...

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini cleared of FIFA fraud, corruption charges

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and former UEFA president Michel Platini were both acquitted of fraud and corruption charges in a Switzerland court on Friday, according to Reuters. The case centered around a payment of 2 million Swiss francs (then worth about $2.26 million) made to Platini in 2011. While...
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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini cleared of fraud

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, formerly two of the most powerful men in world football, have been acquitted on fraud charges in the Swiss federal criminal court. The verdict on former UEFA president Platini and ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter was handed down in Bellinzona on Friday. The two men had...