Blatter facing investigation in Switzerland

Officials in Switzerland have begun a criminal investigation into FIFA president Sepp Blatter. In a statement, the office of the country’s Attorney General said they are investigating Blatter over criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of funds.

Authorities are investigating a television rights deal signed while Jack Warner was the head of the Caribbean Football Union in 2005. Warner was one of the 14 officials charged with corruption by the United States this past May, and is facing extradition to the country for trial.

Officials are also investigating a “disloyalty payment” Blatter made to UEFA president Michel Platini, who is widely speculated to succeed Blatter when he steps down early next year.



In a statement, FIFA said it is cooperating with the Swiss Attorney General’s investigation.