FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday that he will release documents that could name officials who took kickbacks from the ISL agency, the football body’s former partner that collapsed in 2001, in what was a major corruption scandal.
AP - FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will release documents that could name senior officials who took kickbacks in a 10-year-old financial scandal.
FIFA had been trying to stop a Swiss court from releasing documents confirming which officials took payments from the former ISL marketing agency, which collapsed in 2001.
Blatter said Friday that FIFA’s executive committee will examine the documents at a meeting in Tokyo in December.
Blatter said an independent body would decide how the case will proceed.
Blatter announced the ISL files would be opened as he detailed an overhaul of FIFA’s ethics bodies in the wake of the organization’s worst corruption scandal.
Blatter says FIFA as an institution is “not corrupt.”
Date created : 2011-10-21