Home / International News / Sepp Blatter and Micheal Platini’s trial to begin today

Sepp Blatter and Micheal Platini’s trial to begin today

Former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are set to start a two-weeks embezzlement trial at the  Switzerland Federal Criminal court in Bellinzona.

The two are being tried over a two million Swiss Franc payment to Platini in 2011, who was then in charge of the European Football body UEFA.

Platini submitted to FIFA an allegedly fictitious invoice for an alleged debt which was then still pending, for his activities as an adviser to FIFA from 1998 to 2002.

The case was opened in September 2015 after FIFA, football’s world governing body, received backlashes for alleged corruption.

Blatter and Platini are charged with fraud, embezzlement, unfaithful business management and forgery of documents.

If found guilty, they could receive prison sentences or fines. Meanwhile, the two have denied any wrongdoing.

Check Also

Lebanese woman holds up bank to access frozen savings as anger boils

A woman held staff hostage at a bank in Lebanon’s capital Beirut, demanding they let …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.