FIFA wrongly tries £ 1.5 million & # 39; to be recovered, paid by former President Sepp Blatter to then UEFA chief Michel Platini in 2011
FIFA will try to claw the two million Swiss French back who & # 39; wrongly & # 39; had been paid to Michel Platini by Sepp Blatter in 2011, following the conclusion of a governance review in the organization.
In a letter to the Deputy Secretary General of FIFA, that is by Sportsmail the Chairman of the Governance Committee said there was unanimous approval for the £ 1.54 to be recovered million payment.
They ruled that & # 39; this money should now be claimed by FIFA & # 39; in addition to the imposed fines and associated costs.
It is understood that FIFA has taken this step, because the statute of limitations means that they only had time to claim for the money until the end of this year to submit.
The letter from the committee chairman Mukul Mudgal to Alasdair Bell, deputy secretary general of FIFA, said: & # 39; We kindly inform you that the Governance Committee unanimously approves the attached resolution and the FIFA administration recommends the relevant authorities in Switzerland against both Mr Blatter and Mr Platini to ensure that the CHF 2 million wrongly paid by Mr Blatter to Mr Platini is returned to FIFA (together with interest at the appropriate rate) ) and the disciplinary fines and imposed costs are reclaimed. & # 39;
In 2015, an investigation was found that & # 39; based on a contract was & # 39; before payment and that it was & # 39; as an illegal & # 39; gift & # 39; or & # 39; inappropriate payment & # 39; had to be considered.
Platini, who was UEFA president between 2007 and 2015, along with Blatter, FIFA president from 1998 to 2015, during the Euro 2012 final in Warsaw
Platini served a four-year ban that ended in October of this year, but always insisted that the money was spent on FIFA work between 1998 and 2002.
The full written resolution says: & # 39; On November 25, 2019, the FIFA Governance Committee fully took matters into consideration taken into consideration and decided to put the following resolution into circulation:
In rela on the & # 39; undue payment & # 39; of CHF 2 million approved by Mr Blatter on 18 January 2011 and received by Mr Platini on 1 February 2011, the FIFA Governance Committee believes that this money should now be recovered by FIFA according to the relevant legal proceedings
& # 39; The same applies to the fines imposed and the costs of the Federal Court, both ordered but not paid today.
There was unanimous approval from the FIFA board for the & # 39; reclaim undue payment & # 39; through court
& # 39; The FIFA Governance Committee underlines that this & # 39; undue payment & # 39; from Mr. Blatter to Mr. Platini had and has based on the law, and that this fact has been consistently and repeatedly established in various courts and tribunals, up to the level of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. "
It adds:" Given the circumstances of the case (s) and their very close relationship, the FIFA Governance Committee believes that the clauses against Mr Blatter and Mr Platini should be made at the same time. & # 39;