FIFA’s ethics committee has opened a formal investigation into former president Sepp Blatter over his conduct, including allegations of accepting gifts and bribery. It is also investigating former secretary generals Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner.
FIFA also handed its former vice-president Jeffrey Webb a life ban. Blatter and Valcke are already banned from football-related activities for breaches of FIFA’s code of ethics. Blatter is currently suspended for six years, while Valcke is serving a 10-year ban.
FIFA says the pair, along with Kattner, are being investigated for possible violations of its code of ethics regarding rules of conduct, loyalty, conflicts of interest, offering and accepting gifts and other benefits, as well as bribery and corruption.