Swiss prosecutor drops probe into Blatter’s TV deal with Warner

July 12 – It has been a good few days for former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who on Friday was acquitted of fraud charges over the CHF2 million payment by FIFA to Michel Platini and has now reportedly had a criminal investigation against him over the award of a World Cup television contract to former Concacaf president Jack Warner dropped by the Swiss public prosecutor’s office.

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Swiss court clears Blatter and Platini of fraud

By Andrew Warshaw

July 8 – Despite both being banned from the game by FIFA and following an investigation lasting seven years, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, once the two most powerful officials in world football, were dramatically acquitted today of fraud, embezzlement and other corruption charges in a criminal case brought by Swiss judicial authorities that gripped world football politics.

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