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Blatter-Platini corruption case: Swiss prosecutors appeal acquittals of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

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Blatter-Platini corruption case: Swiss federal prosecutors have filed an appeal to overturn the acquittals of former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and France…

Blatter-Platini corruption case: Swiss federal prosecutors have filed an appeal to overturn the acquittals of former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and France soccer player Michel Platini on corruption charges, they said Thursday. The Swiss Federal Criminal Court had acquitted the two in July after a seven-year investigation in which both were banned from the sport. Follow Blatter-Platini Corruption Case live updates with InsideSport.IN

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A judge said the couple’s account of a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ for FIFA to pay Platini 2 million Swiss francs ($1.99 million) for consultancy work was credible, and cast serious doubt on the prosecution’s claim that it was a fraudulent payment.

Prosecutors had said at the time they would study the written verdict before deciding whether to appeal against the pair, who were once among the most powerful figures in global football and had denied wrongdoing.

Blatter-Platini corruption case: Swiss prosecutors appeal acquittals of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini

“We confirm that the office of the Swiss Attorney General has filed an appeal with the Appeals Chamber of the Federal Criminal Court within the statutory period … and has requested that the judgment of first instance be annulled in its entirety,” the OAG said and confirms a report in the newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung. It declined further comment.

Follow Blatter-Platini Corruption Case live updates with InsideSport.IN

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