FIFA bans former top official Markus Kattner for 10 years | Football News
Markus Kattner. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein through Getty Images)
Soccer’s world governing physique FIFA has banned Markus Kattner, a former main official within the Zurich organisation, for 10 years and has fined him a million Swiss francs ($1.06 million) after a probe into bonus funds.
“The adjudicatory chamber of the impartial Ethics Committee has discovered Markus Kattner, former FIFA Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General, responsible of conflicts of curiosity and having abused his place, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics,” FIFA mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.
“The investigation into Mr Kattner covered various charges concerning bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials (including Mr Kattner), various amendments to and extensions of employment contracts, reimbursement of private legal costs, and Mr Kattner’s duties as an official.”