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Blatter accused in FIFA pay rise claims

  • Blatter accused in FIFA pay rise claims

    Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter leaves the Court of Arbitration for Sport during the appleal of Michel Platini's against his six-year FIFA ban for ethics violations on April 29, 2016 in Lausanne. Platini has been sanctioned over an infamous two million Swiss franc ($2 million, 1.8 million euro) payment he received in 2011 from then-FIFA president Sepp Blatter. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a "coordinated attempt" to enrich themselves through annual salary increases and World Cup bonuses, world soccer's governing body said on Friday.

FIFA said an internal investigation revealed that the three officials had received 79 million Swiss francs' compensation ($A110 million)) over five years.

It said it had shared the information with the Swiss Attorney General's office and the US department of justice and would continue to investigate.

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Blatter and the two other officials, former secretary general Jerome Valcke and former finance director and deputy secretary general Markus Kattner, could not immediately be reached for comment.

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