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Sepp Blatter not planning to leave post as FIFA president amid criminal investigation

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By SBI SOCCER

Sepp Blatter is insisting he has done nothing wrong, and plans to stick around to prove it.

Just days after being made aware that he was under criminal investigation, Blatter came out and said he will remain in his position as FIFA president on Monday. Blatter, who is still expected to step down from his post in February, is currently being investigated by Swiss officials for possible criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of FIFA funds.

“President Blatter spoke to FIFA staff today and informed the staff that he was cooperating with the authorities, reiterated that he had done nothing illegal or improper and stated that he would remain as president of FIFA,” said Blatter’s attorney in a statement.

Blatter, 79, had his office raided and was investigated last Friday by officials from the office of Switzerland’s attorney general. They interrogated him for several hours, took documents and boxes from his offices, and informed Blatter he was under criminal investigation.

“Because of the continuing investigation president Blatter will answer no further questions at this time,” concluded Blatter’s attorney in the statement.

What do you make of this development? Unsurprised? Do you see Blatter coming out of this in a positive light?

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  1. He is truly a fool. The only result this will lead to is him being lead out of FIFA HQ in handcuffs. The day will come faster than he thinks. But being a Swiss citizen he will probably receive a slap on the wrist, no jail time and probation from the Swiss courts. He needs to be indicted under seal in US Federal Courts and when he visits anybody outside of Swiss jurisdiction, be arrested and extradited to the US to stand trial.

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    • Bryan – I think that your saying is exactly what has happened to FIFA. Had they not tried to award two (2) WC’s at the same time, we probably wouldn’t be talking about this scandal. They got greedy and wanted pay-offs on two countries before the old guys died off or retired.

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