Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini acquitted by Swiss court

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini acquitted by Swiss court

The former presidents of FIFA and UEFA have been accused by Swiss authorities of fraud and other offenses in connection with Blatter’s payment of 2 million Swiss francs to Platini in 2011.

Mr Blatter has been charged with fraud, embezzlement, criminal misconduct and forgery of documents. Platini was charged with fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, criminal misconduct and forgery of documents.

Both have pleaded not guilty and the court ruled in their favor on Friday (July 8).

Blatter was offered 82,000 CHF for his defense and 20,000 CHF as compensation. Platini received 143,000 CFF.

Platini’s statement, quoted by Reuters, said: “I want to express my joy to all my loved ones that justice has been done after seven years of lying and manipulation.

“The truth has come out in this case. This is what I say: My fight is against injustice. I won the first game. ”

“I am not innocent in my life, but I am innocent in this case,” Blatter told the court on Friday.

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