Topics

Europe
Sepp Blatter's top FIFA aide is focus of reported $10-million payment
Sepp Blatter's top FIFA aide is focus of reported $10-million payment

FIFA sent out a surprising news release early Monday, saying that its secretary general, Jerome Valcke, would not be attending a women's World Cup news conference Thursday in Vancouver, Canada, because he had to attend to matters at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. A few hours later, the New York Times explained what those matters might be, reporting federal authorities believe Valcke was behind the $10 million in bank transactions that are at the center of international soccer's bribery and corruption scandal. Last week the Department of Justice unsealed a 47-count indictment against nine high-ranking soccer officials with ties to FIFA, the sport's...

Loading