Swiss appeals court convicts ex-Fifa official of bribery

Swiss appeals court convicts ex-Fifa official of bribery

11 days ago

Former Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke told the appeals court his professional and financial situation had deteriorated since 2015 as he had no income. (AP pic)ZURICH: A Swiss appeals court found former Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke guilty of forging documents and accepting bribes in a case involving World Cup media rights, it said today. The 61-year-old, who was secretary-general of the world football body from 2007 to 2015, was sentenced to 11 months in jail and fined 20,000 Swiss francs (US$20,900).

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