‘Blatter in FBI spotlight over bribery case’
US authorities are investigating evidence indicating FIFA’s suspended president Sepp Blatter knew about USD 100 million (92 million euros) in bribes paid to former members of the football body, a BBC report said.
The BBC investigation alleges that sports marketing company ISL paid a total of 100 million to officials including ex-FIFA president Joao Havelange and former FIFA executive Ricardo Teixeira. In return, the company received television and marketing rights during the 1990s, the report said.
Blatter has maintained he was unaware of the payments, but the BBC said it had seen a letter obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States that casts doubt on his denial.