November 16 – The infamous CHF2 million “disloyalty payment” that helped bring down both Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini is back in the news with Platini due to appear today before the Swiss judiciary for the third time in two and half months and the fourth time in all.
French reports say another hearing is taking place at the headquarters of the Public Ministry of the Swiss Confederation (MPC) in Bern, conducted by Federal Prosecutor Thomas Hildbrand.
Platini, who was UEFA president from January 2007 to December 2015, has long claimed he was the victim of a FIFA conspiracy designed to stop him getting the top job at the world governing body. Neither he nor Blatter has ever been charged.
No details have been forthcoming about today’s latest hearing which comes five years after a judicial case was opened and nine after the alleged offence took place.
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