FIFA Hands 10-Year Ban To Former Secretary General Markus Kattner | Football News

FIFA Hands 10-Year Ban To Former Secretary General Markus Kattner


Markus Kattner was FIFA’s finance director underneath Sepp Blatter.© AFP


Markus Kattner, FIFA’s finance director underneath Sepp Blatter who additionally served as appearing secretary normal, has been banned from all football-related exercise for 10 years and fined a million Swiss francs ($1.056m) after being discovered responsible of conflicts of curiosity and abusing his place, the game’s world governing physique introduced Tuesday. The punishment was handed down by FIFA’s ethics committee following an investigation opened in 2016 into German Kattner, the scandal-plagued physique’s former president Blatter, and former secretary normal Jerome Valcke.

“The investigation into Mr Kattner covered various charges concerning bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials (including Mr Kattner), various amendments to and extensions of employment contracts, reimbursement of private legal costs, and Mr Kattner’s duties as an official,” FIFA mentioned in an announcement.

“In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber ruled that Mr Kattner had breached article 19 (Conflicts of interest) and article 25 (Abuse of position) of the FIFA Code of Ethics and sanctioned him with a ban from all football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level for a period of ten years. In addition, a fine in the amount of one million Swiss francs has been imposed on Mr Kattner.”

In his function as finance director, Kattner was accused together with Blatter and Valcke of being concerned in a coordinated effort to “enrich themselves” to the tune of greater than $80 million in typically suspicious funds over a five-year interval.

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The disgraced Blatter and Valcke have already been banned from involvement within the sport. Blatter, who’s 84, was president of FIFA between 1998 and 2015.

Kattner, now 49, joined FIFA in 2003. He was fired in May 2016 after FIFA began wanting into thousands and thousands of {dollars} of funds that the finance director, and appearing normal secretary after Valcke’s departure, awarded himself.

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