Joseph Blatter, FIFA president, is the subject of an investigation by the US justice in the corruption scandal that shook the world football body, revealed Tuesday the US media, a few hours after the announcement of his resignation.
The New York Times says Blatter “has tried for days to take vis-à-vis the scandal distances” but that the authorities “hope to get cooperation from some officials accused Fifa” for corruption to strengthen the noose around him.
The New York daily and ABC News have reported an FBI investigation directly Sepp Blatter, citing unnamed officials of law enforcement as well as familiar with the matter, but without giving details.
A spokesman for the FBI declined to comment, referring to the announcement last week’s indictment of fourteen elected and FIFA partners.
According to ABC News, Sepp Blatter is in the crosshairs of the FBI and US prosecutors for acts of corruption and of bribes that led to the arrests last Wednesday.
Joseph Blatter, elected Friday for a fifth term, announced Tuesday his resignation from FIFA after 17 years of reign.
So far, it was not directly concerned by investigations in the United States and Switzerland on the corruption scandal that shook the world of football and which bore on facts that have lasted over 20 years